Den Bosch have apologized to Jozy Altidore after a section of their fans racially abused the AZ Alkmaa r striker in Tuesday night's KNVB Beker match, and promised to catch and punish those responsible.
The American was subjected to monkey chants in the first half of the match which AZ went on to win 5-0.
The game was stopped by referee Reinold Wiedemeijer, but Altidore himself asked for it to be continued and he scored with a penalty. He has won praise for his calm response to the situation.
Den Bosch issued a statement on their official website branding those fans who abused him "hooligans" and saying they had "ruined the week-long preparation by the club, supporters and volunteers" to get the game on despite the bad weather.
They said the club was "upset and disappointed" at the abuse which left "scars" on the club. Den Bosch director Peter Bijvelds, who had addressed the crowd at half-time with an appeal for the abuse to stop, said:...