Immediately after the measures were announced, they were doubted whether they were feasible. “We don’t see it at all. A ban on speaking is impossible. Supporters come there to encourage their team. Football is emotion, just like any sport,” said chairman Fabian Nagtzaam of Supportersvereniging Ajax.
Matthijs Keuning, chairman of Supporterscollectief Nederland, also had his reservations. “We will look at what is possible per club. I don’t think that bells and whistles will be distributed. Fortunately we have all summer to find out with the KNVB how we can safely go to the stadiums, the new competition starts mid-September. ”