After their last weekend league match against Feynoord Rotherdam was abandoned, Ajax Amsterdam saw another match abandoned as they clashed against RKC Waalwijk in the Dutch Eredivisie. -Igbere TV reports.
The match was abandoned in the 84th minute on Saturday after RKC goalkeeper Etienne Vaessen was knocked unconscious after a collision with Ajax forward Brian Brobbey, causing panicked reactions from his team mates as they frantically called for medical help.
Vaessen lay motionless on the field for minutes before he was carried away on a stretcher after regaining consciousness. Both teams went inside and after deliberations the game was called off.
RKC Waalwijk goalkeeper Etienne Vaessen, 28, had been taken to hospital by ambulance.
Ajax were leading the game 3-2 when play was stopped. Van Mosselveld said RKC’s players were in no condition to resume the game.
“The players close to the incident were broken,” he told ESPN Netherlands. “They broke right there on the pitch. Other players broke down when they got inside. You can imagine the impact.
“We brought everyone together, and quite fast we decided together with our captain Michiel Kramer that there was no option to resume the game.
“Although we knew at that point that Vaessen was conscious again, I was talking to the referees and our captain came to me to say that they were so emotional that they could not play anymore.”