Minor arrested on suspicion of beating Jetro Willems (FC Groningen)

Minor arrested on suspicion of beating Jetro Willems (FC Groningen)
Jetro Willems, defender of FC Groningen

NOS News

A boy suspected of hitting soccer player Jetro Willems has been arrested in Groningen. The FC Groningen defender was slapped by a supporter in the closing stages of the lost match against sc Heerenveen.

In addition to the minor, a man was also arrested during the game. He too is suspected of assault by the police. The pair were taken to the police station for questioning. Further details about the two suspects were not disclosed.

About ten minutes before the final signal, disturbances broke out in FC Groningen’s stadium. Willems tried to calm tempers among fans of the home team, but was attacked by a supporter:

Willems gets hit by Groningen supporter

Willems said he was not impressed by the slap. “I am fortunately from Rotterdam-Zuid, so I did experience something. I didn’t feel threatened,” he told NOS Sport.

Managing director Wouter Gudde condemned the out-of-control situation. “A brainless imbecile” he called the person who had attacked Willems. “We will sit down with Jetro on Monday morning regarding a possible report. I have a clear opinion on that myself.”

Kayleigh Williams