That decision is not yet final, said the spokesperson for the Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb. The mayor is still Friday with Feyenoord to discuss the behavior of some supporters during the first public training last Wednesday.
“I do not intend to immediately ban the public,” says Aboutaleb RTV Rijnmond. “We are in talks with Feyenoord and other organizations about the maximum number of spectators, under whatever circumstances. A total ban is always possible, but first we try to organize it under good conditions. If that does not work, we can also proceed with an immediate ban, but we will not do that immediately. ”
A group of fans of the club at South sang to the players and that is strictly prohibited according to the protocols. During the press conference on Thursday evening, Prime Minister Mark Rutte cited this supporter behavior as unacceptable.
Aboutaleb, who is also chairman of the Rotterdam-Rijnmond Safety Region, is pleased with the additional measures that Rutte presented. “It is of course not good what happened in De Kuip on Wednesday, even though I understand the emotions that accompany football. You saw that people were initially spread out, then they visited each other a bit and they sang. With that you spread a lot of moisture droplets and that causes contamination. It’s unwise. ”
On Wednesday, when the mouth mask obligation was introduced in parts of his city, Aboutaleb said that he was less able to act due to the relaxation of the corona measures on 1 July. “With regional and extra national measures, I am confident that we will get the virus under it,” says Aboutaleb.
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