The Eredivisie fixture between FC Groningen and Ajax was suspended due to disruption caused by the fans on the field. It was suspended in the sixth minute of the game due to absolute chaos and a field entrant at the Euroborg Stadium in Groningen, Netherlands. Though it was suspended temporarily earlier and resumed after a 10-minute break, the fixture was permanently suspended after the further disruptions and chaos caused by the Groningen fans couldn’t get in control.
During Groningen's clash against Ajax, the fans threw several pieces of fireworks on the field. Not only this, but an angry fan also stormed into the ground with a banner in his hand with text aimed at FC Groningen. The fan was overpowered by some stewards. Notably, FC Groningen has time and again dealt with supporter violence this season. Earlier, during their duel with SC Cambuur, raging fans stormed into the field. Apart from that, during their clash against NEC, Jetro Willems was slapped in the face by a supporter.
Check out the incident here:
Meanwhile, FC Groningen along with Cambuur has been sentenced to relegation from the Eredivisie. The club isn’t having a great season so far and has managed to win only four league matches this season. In a surprise elimination, the ‘Pride of the North’ were eliminated by Spakenburg’s amateurs in the KNVB Cup. Speaking of Ajax, their clash with FC Groningen holds great importance, as they are still chasing second place in the Eredivisie. If we talk about the games that have been halted temporarily this week, it is the seventh game that was abandoned.