Quite an interesting thing occurred last night which has stirred an incredible debate in my little country know as the Netherlands.
There was a football match between the famous Ajax and the less famous AZ.
Ajax was at 1-0 after a quick goal in the 10th minute, 20 minutes later something happened.
A hooligan managed to evade security and ran on the pitch.
He proceeded to run towards Esteban (AZ's goalie) and tried to hurt him.
Esteban reacted quickly and managed to tackle him.
So far so good, but then Esteban decided it was not enough, he ran after the hooligan and proceeded to kick him. He then had to be held by teammates because he was completely enraged.
According to the rules the referee had to give him red, and so the ref did, upon hearing this news AZ's trainer decided to walk off the field.
(Can't embedded, they are removing the videos on youtube. But this is the official site of the Dutch competition.)
(Go to 0:40 seconds.)
A lot of people are saying it's self defense, but a lot of people in the Netherlands are blinded by the love for their respective clubs.
What do you guys think about this?
I am a part of all that I have met. ~Alfred Lord Tennyson
And yes I'm Dutch.