Current events in Belgium: racism, an evil that must be eradicated

Current events in Belgium: racism, an evil that must be eradicated

On 27 December 2017, an incident took place during a match between two Belgian First Division clubs, Standard Liège and Courtrai (the club’s name in Dutch is “KV Kortrijk”).

“The referee’s report states that at the 42nd minute, player Agbo was sent off after receiving a second yellow card. He refused to leave the pitch immediately, in spite of a clear order from the referee. The defendant acknowledged during the hearing that Mr. AGBO did not leave the field immediately after being sent off. After some time, Mr. Agbo finally went off, making an obscene gesture to the main stand. At this point, certain KV Kortrijk supporters started to throw plastic cups at the player in question. He responded by throwing a bottle of water at them and making an obscene gesture. Although the referee’s report only mentions this very briefly it can be assumed,...

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