Four Dutch hooligans arrested after violence in Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur may have been denied a win in the final, but they have at least been granted some Champions League justice.

In the semi-final first leg against Ajax, only the second European tie to be held at the new stadium, violence erupted before and after the match.

The Evening Standard have now announced that four Dutch thugs have been jailed following the violent clashes just outside the Spurs stadium.

Ajax ended up winning the first leg 1-0 thanks to a Donny Van de Beek strike, but Spurs had the last laugh, knocking the Dutch side out with a 3-2 win in the Netherlands.

Three police officers were assaulted and one was punched in the back of the head, while supporters from each side were filmed throwing bottles.

The arrested Ajax fans are Marvin Kerkhof, 29, Stefan Tromp, 34, Fahd Amri, 23, and Boy Fuchs, 28, and have all been jailed for 20 weeks. Fuchs received an additional eight weeks for assaulting an emergency worker.

Spurs Web Opinion:

I attended the Ajax match at the new stadium and was in the Spurs crowd near this group of Dutch thugs before the match. While I did not see anything being thrown by Tottenham fans, I did see the Ajax group throw glass and large chunks of brick towards the Spurs crowd, including young children. It is by far the worst hooliganism I have seen in my time as a Spurs fan, and has no place in the modern game.

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