Former Liverpool player Dirk Kuyt and ex-Everton footballer Johnny Heitinga got themselves involved in a fight amongst Ajax and Feyenoord fans.
They were captured on video trying to break up fights between the Dutch ultras during an Under-19 title decider match, which forced players and staff from either side to intervene and bring things under control.
As the match was underway, the media in the Netherlands have claim Ajax fans ‘sought confrontation with family members of the Feyenoord youth,’ before it all got out of hand in the stands.
Feyenoord needed a draw to win the title at the home of their rivals. Ajax knew they had to beat them in order to lift the trophy.
Kuyt, now a youth coach at his former club Feyenoord, was pictured wading through a crowd of people to calm things down.
Heitinga – now coaching the Ajax youth – was also seen later looking angry by the trouble that unfolded. Edwin Van der Sar of Ajax was also said to been in attendance to trying to control the crowd.
Watch the video being seen by thousands below…
The Ajax U19 v Feyenoord U19 title decider was suspended after a few 'fans' started fighting with family members of Feyenoord players. Even Dirk Kuyt had to step in…
— BenchWarmers (@BeWarmers) May 25, 2019
Dirk Kuyt and Johnny Heitinga embroiled in fan violence as fight breaks out between Dutch ultras in the stands during U19 title-deciding clash between rivals Ajax and Feyenoord https://t.co/eDiYu6wAJA pic.twitter.com/qSvWmvT4Xh
— MailOnline Sport (@MailSport) May 25, 2019
Because of what happened, the referee brought the game to a halt half just after half an hour with the score at 0-0.
The players were taken safely into the two dressing rooms, before the officials made the call to abandon the tie.
Now it is uncertain when and how the fixture is to be rescheduled, with a league title still hanging in the balance.Like what the Fan Banter have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!