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Dutch league plans one-minute protest against racism

Ahmad Mendes Moreira celebrates his goal for Excelsior against Den Bosch.

Players in the top two divisions of Dutch football will stand still for the first minute of matches this weekend as a protest against racism, organisers have announced.

An anti-racism message will be also displayed on scoreboards during the opening minute at Eredivisie and Eerste Divisie games and an extra minute will be added to first half injury time.

The move comes after Excelsior forward Ahmad Mendes Moreira was racially abused by a section of FC Den Bosch supporters last weekend, with the...

Racially abused Excelsior winger Moreira labelled 'pathetic little man' by opposition manager

Ahmad Mendes Moreira celebrates his goal for Excelsior against Den Bosch.
  

Excelsior winger Ahmad Mendes Moreira, who was subjected to racial abuse on Sunday, was labelled a "pathetic little man" by Den Bosch manager Erik Van der Ven after the player celebrated a goal in front of the home fans.

The racist chanting was directed at Moreira during Excelsior's 3-3 draw at Den Bosch. Moreira walked off the pitch after 30 minutes, supported by his teammates.

Referee Laurens Gerrets temporarily halted the game before Moreira returned to the field. Moreira then put...

Potential Mexican investor chased out of stadium by angry fans

Mauricio Garcia de la Vega was confronted by Roda JC supporters on Friday.

A potential investor in Dutch club Roda JC Kerkrade was chased out of their stadium on Friday by angry supporters.

Mauricio Garcia de la Vega was heckled from the start of the Dutch second division game against De Graafschaap and then confronted by supporters at half-time, who marched him out of the stadium, social media videos showed.

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"Police on Friday provided safety to a potential investor in Roda JC," said...

Footballer shot dead in Amsterdam attack

Kelvin Maynard joined Burton in 2014 under then-manager Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink.

A former Dutch professional footballer who played for clubs in Portugal, Hungary and England has been shot dead in Amsterdam, police said.

Defender Kelvin Maynard, 32, died when two assailants on a motorbike opened fire on his car on Wednesday night in a south-east district of the Dutch capital, a police statement said.

No details were given for a possible motive.

Maynard was playing this season for Dutch amateur club "Alphense Boys."

Previously, he had been with Dutch side Volendam, Portugal's...

Champions League to Dutch second tier - ex-Liverpool coach's career takes a different path

NIJMEGEN, Netherlands -- Pepijn Lijnders could very well still have been an integral part of the Liverpool coaching staff that is 90 minutes away from the Champions League final. Instead, he is managing a NEC Nijmegen side that is being whistled and jeered by their own supporters for every backwards pass and error 16 minutes into their penultimate game of the regular season with the scoreline at 0-0. Even though they are bidding for promotion to the Eredivisie

Expectations are sky-high in Lijnders'...