A fan in the Netherlands has offered an explanation into why he dragged a match referee to the police. Marcel Blaak, a fan of PSV Eindhoven, said the late penalty awarded Ajax on Sunday was unjust and criminal. Blaak says the football governing body in the country, KNVB, gives Ajax preferential treatment and cheat other teams to favour them. Although his team PSV beat their opponents Roda JC, Blaak is angry Ajax are now level with his team at the top of the table.
Utrecht surrendered a 2-1 lead to a penalty in the dying minutes of the game at the Amsterdam Arena. The game looked done and dusted after 84 minutes when Patrick Joosten put Erik ten Hag’s visitors 2-0 up. However, Ajax fought back in the last few minutes, with Davy Klaassen pulling a goal back, and incredible controversy arose three minutes later when Willem Janssen slid in to block a shot from Arek Milik, who went down in the box, prompting referee Danny Makkelie to point to the spot. The penalty was converted by Milik earning a point for Ajax with three games left.
“I have filed a charge against Danny Makkelie and, because he is part of the KNVB, I also pressed a charge against them,” PSV fan Marcel Blaak told Omroep Brabant.
“I’m fed up with the fact that Ajax always gets preferential treatment from the KNVB. What happened with that penalty is an absolute disgrace.
“Utrecht and PSV have been seriously effected by this. That’s why I want to take on referee Makkelie and the KNVB.”
Similar cases about poor officiating have been reported across Europe this season with Leicester’s against West Ham the most recent one. The referee, Jon Moss, red-carded in-form striker Jamie Vardy. The England forward is awaiting the decision of the FA to determine if he would be punished for his reaction after the incident.
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