Amsterdam – Dutch police arrested more than 150 soccer fans Saturday after they chanted antisemitic slogans while on their way to a game in Amsterdam.
The incident happened at a metro station close to the capital’s Johan Cruijff ArenA, home of Ajax Amsterdam, at around 7:30 p.m. local time, police said in a statement.
“Police arrested 154 soccer supporters this evening for singing antisemitic songs on a subway,” police said.
“Supporters were asked several times to stop singing” before action was taken, they added. Officers arrested them on public insult charges.
Police did not identify the supporters’ club, but Ajax, currently third in the Eredivisie standings behind Feyenoord and PSV, was facing fourth-lying AZ Alkmaar.
Local news station AT5 said those arrested were AZ supporters.