Feyenoord icon John de Wolf spoke sternly to the home crowd on Wednesday evening, Voetbal International reports. The assistant coach of the team from Rotterdam spoke on the field of De Kuip after the incident, in which Ajax player Davy Klaassen suffered a head injury when he was hit by an object from the stands.
Things went wrong in De Kuip in the 61st minute. When captains Dusan Tadic and Orkun Kökçü got into a fight on a sideline, a brawl ensued. Klaassen became detached from the group and was hit on the back of the head by an object. From images it seems to be a lighter, thrown from the audience.
The midfielder laid on the grass in pain and then got up to get an angry story from referee Allard Lindhout. There was a big discussion on the field, after which Ajax coach John Heitinga came onto the field to direct his players inside.
Players and staff of both teams were inside for more than fifteen minutes. Then the Wolf came out. He took the microphone to address the Feyenoord supporters: “Supporters on that side,” De Wolf began.
“Use your brain, damn it,” he continued. “Don’t let anything else get on the field. Keep us behind the team. We want to fill it up again. We desperately need your support. But use your mind, use your mind!”