Vitesse fans celebrated so hard they broke the stadium

A bunch of visiting fans for Vitesse – a staff in the Eredivisie, the highest stage of soccer in the Netherlands – celebrated a 1-0 victory over NEC Nijmegen so hard that it triggered a portion of the stands to break down.

In a video that circulated on social media, Vitesse gamers gathered in entrance the visiting fans part of the Goffertstadion in Nijmegen and started leaping up and down. A big group of their supporters adopted swimsuit – and acquired so excited that the decrease portion of the stands collapsed.

The structure of the stands didn’t fall far due to a steel container tucked beneath it, which stored the fans from falling to the floor. No one was injured, in line with the NL Times, and Nijmegen Mayor Hubert Bruls mentioned that there’s no indication that the remainder of Goffert Stadium’s structure is unsafe.

The collapse was attributable to “a few meters of concrete broken in half,” he mentioned, and the 21-year-old stadium handed a security inspection earlier in the year.

“My first concern was: casualties, injuries? Or worse,” Bruls advised NOS, a information group in the Netherlands, in line with the NL Times. “After half an hour, we were sure that hadn’t happened, but this is extremely serious.”

NEC announced on Tuesday that they’ll “continue to look for an external location to finish our matches – at least for the short term” forward of their subsequent house sport scheduled for Oct. 31.

“The most important thing for us is that a thorough investigation takes place whereby everybody’s safety in the stadium can be guaranteed in the future,” NEC spokesperson Nick van der Cammen mentioned in a press release, in line with the San Diego Tribune.

Vitesse’s victory moved the staff as much as sixth place in the Erediv standings with 16 factors, whereas NEC Nijmegen sits 5 factors behind and in eleventh place.

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