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Sport Eredivisie teams plan to not play first minute of matches in protest against racism after abuse was aimed at Dutch player last weekend

10:06  21 november  2019
10:06  21 november  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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play first minute of matches in protest against racism after abuse was aimed at Dutch player last weekend . Den Bosch's game with Excelsior was halted briefly after racist abuse from fans. Teams from the top two divisions in Holland are planning on standing still and not playing during the

Teams in the Dutch Eredivisie plan to stand still and not play during the first minute of their matches this weekend in protest against racism . All players from the top two Netherlands divisions are expected to abstain from action while the slogan ' Racism ? Then we don't play football' displays

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Teams from the top two divisions in Holland are planning on standing still and not playing during the first minute of this weekend's matches in a stand against racism.

All players are expected to take part as the slogan 'Racism? Then we don't play football' is displayed on the scoreboards at each ground.

The Dutch FA have confirmed that an extra minute will then be added at the end of each game.   

a group of people standing next to a football ball: Ahmad Mendes Moreira places his hands to his ears during Sunday's game against Den Bosch © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Ahmad Mendes Moreira places his hands to his ears during Sunday's game against Den Bosch

The move comes as a response to an incident at the weekend in which Excelsior striker Ahmad Mendes Moreira felt he was receiving racist abuse from supporters of opponents Den Bosch. 

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Teams in the Dutch Eredivisie plan to stand still and not play during the first minute of their matches this weekend in protest against racism . All players from the top two Netherlands divisions are expected to abstain from action while the slogan ' Racism ? Then we don't play football' displays

Clubs playing in the first and second tier of Dutch professional football will stand still and not play the first minute of their forthcoming matches . The 24-year-old forward scored after the game resumed and celebrated by cupping his hands to his ears in front of Den Bosch fans, leading the club's coach

Moreira was consoled by his team-mates as he responded by walking off the pitch before later returning to score in the 3-3 draw.

Speaking after the game the player expressed his sadness, saying: 'from the first minute all kinds of things were shouted at me and it hurts a lot.' 

The Dutch FA says it is investigating the chants that prompted the referee to briefly suspend the match. 

a group of football players on a field: He returned to the pitch where he scored Excelsior's second goal of the game on Sunday © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited He returned to the pitch where he scored Excelsior's second goal of the game on Sunday

The association, known as the KNVB, have since said 'unfortunately, racism is a problem in society that sometimes raises its head in football.' 

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Players in the top two tiers of Dutch football are to boycott the first minute of this weekend ’s league matches in a protest against racist abuse . Teams in the Eredivisie and Eerste Divisie will stand still for the first 60 seconds of their fixtures this weekend , while a message reading ‘ Racism ?

In the first minute of every Eredivisie and lower league game, the matches will be temporarily stopped, with players staying on the pitch. Excelsior are also planning to show their support for Moreira against Volendam, with fans set to hold up a red card to racism in the 18th minute of the

The KNVB also said its protocol for offensive chants 'was correctly implemented' when referee Laurens Gerrets took the players off the field after 30 minutes of play following the chants. 

a group of people watching a football game: He had decided to leave the field of play after being subjected to racist chants from the stands © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited He had decided to leave the field of play after being subjected to racist chants from the stands

They also say they are working with Den Bosch to track down and punish those responsible for the chants. 

The likes of Memphis Depay, Gini Wijnaldum and Frenkie de Jong have hit out against the events that took place. 

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