Dutch TV commentator Serd de Vos caused a scandal in the Champions League match between Besiktas and Ajax Amsterdam with a derogatory statement about Domagoj Vida.
said de Vos, who began broadcasting on Dutch radio Ziggo Sports.
Anger in the Netherlands over insulting professional Besiktas Vida
The commentator, known in the Netherlands for his controversial style, sparked a backlash in Vida’s Croatian homeland. “Why is he doing this? What a scandalous appearance for the commentator,” the sports platform wrote. Goal. “Ajax’s victory was overshadowed by the disgraceful performance of Cerd de Vos.”
The broadcaster initially posted an excerpt of the comment on Twitter, but the tweet was later deleted. De Vos himself did not initially comment on his questionable choice of words.
Vida Besiktas’ insult may have a history
Verbal deviation from de Vos may have a history – if not an immediate one. The 32-year-old Vida is also known as “Croatian Wink” in the Netherlands. The nickname refers to an incident that occurred ten years ago.
In December 2011, Ajax Amsterdam was eliminated from the group stage because Olympique Lyonnais won 7-1 after a 0-1 deficit against Dinamo Zagreb in the parallel match, thus deciding the knockout stage ticket due to the better goal difference.
The Dinamo defender winked at the time after the fifth goal of the French on striker Bafetimbi Gomis and raised his thumb when he tried to get the ball. Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant Then he raised suspicions of match-fixing.