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FC Utrecht fans clash with police after Ajax match

While not as notable as the likes of Ajax and Feyenoord, FC Utrecht ultras are some of the most fierce in the Netherlands.

On Sunday afternoon, following their 2-0 loss at Ajax, we got to see again exactly why that is.

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Utrecht striker Sam Lammers during a game against PSV Eindhoven in January 2024. Photo by Icon Sport

FC Utrecht fans involved in brawl with police

A video, posted on X by @thecasualultra, showed around 100 Utrecht fans involved in a confrontation with Amsterdam police.

On a bridge, apparently outside the Johan Cruyff Arena, the group surge forward to try and attack the police officers. Some throw punches, and others throw plastic cups.

The police, vastly outnumbered, are pictured retreating and helping each other tend to injuries.

Eventually, eight police officers arrive on horseback to disperse the crowd. The Utrecht fans, keen to get out of the way of the horses, retreat and the situation appears to return to normal.

It is not yet known if any serious injuries were sustained in the incident.


Jamie Barton

A freelance football writer and podcaster, Jamie has appeared on/in the BBC World Service, PA Media, Charlton Athletic FC and Empire of the Kop, among others. He's attended matches all around the world, from Tranmere to Tokyo, and once had his bus home from the 2022 Champions League final in Paris delayed by 28 hours.

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