RWDM fans throw Bengal fire at wheelchair supporters

WEDNESDAY, 29 NOVEMBER 2023, 13:00 - emjomi
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GAMES - INTERVIEWS Before the start of the match between Anderlecht and RWDM, several Anderlecht supporters sitting in a special section for wheelchair users had Bengal fire thrown at them. In the meantime, Anderlecht announced that it would speed up the work on a shelter.

The section for supporters in wheelchairs is located next to, and if there are many of them, under, the visiting fans. Guy Stevens, a journalist from Het Nieuwsblad who himself is in a wheelchair and is an Anderlecht supporter, followed the derby yesterday in the box in question. On the newspaper's website tonight, he tells his story.

"Supporters of RWDM threw down a dozen or so pieces of Bengal fire before the match," he recounts. The flares, which were still burning, caused a lot of panic. The rest of the match was full of terror.

The location of the wheelchair supporters is not ideal. They regularly get beer all over them. "The problem has been raised several times and the club promised to install a shelter," Stevens said. "Because of the degoutant behavior of those few Molenbeek supporters, we are now getting that shelter sooner than planned. At the same time, it is a shame that such a measure is necessary."

Anderlecht spokesman Mathias Declercq calls the events "tragic and unacceptable." He let it be known that the club will accelerate work on the shelter. By the next home match, next Thursday in the cup against Standard, there should be a solution. According to Declercq, Anderlecht has also asked the wheelchair supporters if they prefer to sit higher up, but according to him, they prefer a spot close to the field because the experience is better there.

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