21.10.2021 13:21 h

Union Berlin board members attacked in Rotterdam

Union Berlin club officials were attacked by a group of hooligans at a restaurant in Rotterdam ahead of the club's Europa Conference League match against Feyenoord on Thursday.

The incident occurred on Wednesday night as "dozens of people" hurled chairs and glasses at the Union delegation, which included members of the board of directors, a police spokesperson told AFP.

A woman sustained minor injuries and was transported to hospital before later being discharged, police added.

One of the suspects, a 25-year-old man from Rotterdam, has been arrested.

According to Dutch media, Union club president Dirk Zingler was among the group of 25 people who were attacked.

Feyenoord issued a statement Thursday apologising for "a totally reprehensible event" and called for the perpetrators to be "found and punished".

"The club distances itself in all ways possible from people who reduced themselves to this cowardly act.

"Anyone who portrays Feyenoord and the city in such a senseless manner and negative light cannot and must not be considered a supporter."