40-year stadium ban for PSV fan who attacked Sevilla keeper

PSV has imposed a 40-year stadium ban on a 20-year-old man. The Eindhoven club announced this on Monday in a statement. The man had run onto the field during the Europa League match between PSV and Sevilla in February. He then attacked the keeper of the Spanish team. PSV says it will recover any damage from the man.

The man is currently serving a three-month prison sentence, one of which is suspended, for his action. The Public Prosecution Service has also imposed an area ban around the Philips Stadium for two years. The PSV fan already had a current stadium ban for misconduct during the match with Sevilla.

FC Groningen apologizes

FC Groningen, where player Jetro Willems was hit by his own supporter during the match against SC Heerenveen on Sunday, has in a statement apologized for the disturbances. In a statement on the website, the football club says that several people involved have been identified. Jetro Willens and four other employees of the club have filed a report for threats and assault.

“We do not accept this behaviour. As far as we are concerned, the people involved no longer enter a football stadium,” says general manager Wouter Gudde. “On behalf of FC Groningen, I would like to offer our sincere apologies to the – mostly young – supporters who were in the conscious corner of the stadium and had to experience the incidents up close. And also to all other supporters who felt unsafe or uncomfortable in our stadium yesterday afternoon.”

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