Feyenoord fans seem not to have learned anything from the bad press racism activities attracted for Chelsea football club even though the guilty fans in Chelsea’s case were not at Stamford Bridge.
AS Roma’s Europa league clash with Feyenoord in Holland was suspended for ten minutes as fans threw objects onto the pitch during the match. The most conspicuous to the media though was the inflatable banana that was thrown towards Ivorian forward, Gervinho. Both teams had to vacate the pitch for about ten minutes in the 55th minute as a riot threatened to break out during the match. Rudi Garcia described the incident as a slap on the face of European football. “We could open a market with the items thrown on the pitch” the AS Roma manager told reporters after the match. UEFA are set to launch an investigation into the event.
Gervinho went on to score the winner in the match as AS Roma picked up a 2-1 win on the night and a 3-2 aggregate win to go on to the next round of the tournament.