Sunday, October 1, 2023, 01:16 | Updated 01:29h.
The football world gasped at RKC Waalwijk and Ajax Amsterdam. At one point in the match, the home team’s goalkeeper, Etienne Vaessen, collapsed after a hard collision with striker Brian Brobbey. In the television images he appeared unconscious. Faced with this situation, the footballers urgently requested that the doctors enter the field.
Stadium employees covered the area where the protester had fallen with a tarp, so that images would not be spread. Meanwhile, the health teams of both clubs attended to the player. The players, some crying, also formed a cordon around Vaessen.
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— Fodboldworld (@fodboldword) September 30, 2023
Given this situation, the match was suspended. The player was evacuated to a hospital. According to the ANP agency, Vaessen had been able to be revived on the grass before his transfer. It was announced over the stadium’s public address system that the match was not going to resume this Saturday, explaining that several players were “too affected to continue playing.”
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