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Ajax player Steven Berghuis throws punch at FC Twente fan after club miss out on Champions League

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May 28, 2023
Ajax player Steven Berghuis throws punch at FC Twente fan after club miss out on Champions League

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Ajax player Steven Berghuis could find himself in hot water after he threw a punch at an FC Twente supporter on Sunday.

The Dutch giants missed out on Champions League qualification following their 3-1 defeat, their worst league finish in 14 years.

Berghuis could be seen throwing a punch at an FC Twente fan

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Berghuis could be seen throwing a punch at an FC Twente fan
The Ajax star was ushered away by a nearby security member

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The Ajax star was ushered away by a nearby security member

Following the match, the ex-Watford man was waiting by the team bus outside the De Grolsch Veste, where he approached a group of Twente fans.

Angered by someone in the crowd, the 31-year-old was seen leaning over the barriers before swinging an overhand right hook.

A security member quickly stepped in to usher Berghuis away, but the attacking midfielder continued to exchange words with the individual.

According to Dutch news outlet Tubantia, the 45-cap Netherlands international reacted aggressively after the supporter made a racist remark about his teammate, Brian Brobbey.

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Berghuis apologised over the incident after the clip went viral on social media, saying: “I regret my actions, I should not have done this.

“After every away game, we get a lot of treats thrown at us at the bus while we take time out to sign autographs for fans.

“I’m used to it by now, but people think they can just shout anything.

“My reaction doesn’t solve anything, I get that. It’s not good, I have an exemplary role as a player of Ajax.”

Berghuis failed to inspire Ajax to victory over FC Twente

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Berghuis failed to inspire Ajax to victory over FC TwenteCredit: Getty

The former Feyenoord star came on for the final 18 minutes against Twente, where he was shown a yellow card shortly after coming on.

Ajax, who ended the season in third place, finished 13 points behind champions Feyenoord, who won their first title since 2017.

And while Ajax may have endured a miserable campaign, Berghuis was one of the club’s standout performers.

In total he chipped in with 11 goals and as many assists in 42 games in all competitions.

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