FC Den Bosch will play the rest of the season with the text 'together against racism' on the competition shirt. Sub-main sponsor Schouten Nelissen has made the place on the outfit available to make room for that message.
The text will not only appear on the front, but also on the back of the shirt, FC Den Bosch reported in a Friday statement. The club from the Kitchen Champion Division also enters the field of Almere City in special shirts, the opponent in the competition on Friday evening.
Earlier it was known that Dutch clubs in professional football will come up with a joint statement against racism this weekend by not taking action in the first minute after the kick-off.
The actions are the result of last Sunday's incident during the FC Den Bosch-Excelsior match. Visitors' attacker Ahmad Mendes Moreira was treated racist by a group of Den Bosch supporters, after which the game was temporarily halted.
Orange already made statements against racism
Den Bosch – one day after the club defended the events in a controversial statement – went deeply through the dust and also among others national coach Ronald Koeman, midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum, the KNVB and politicians condemned the events at De Vliert Stadium.
The Dutch national team already made a statement against racism on Tuesday by distributing a photo on which the players stand with their arms outstretched in a circle. Wijnaldum and Frenkie de Jong continued that action on Tuesday during the match against Estonia (5-0 win) by pointing to their skin color after the 1-0 and emphasizing that they are one.
Jan-Hein Schouten, chairman of FC Den Bosch, wrote earlier in an open letter that his club has been criticized enough and that Den Bosch needs help in the fight against racism. The Brabant players will play the first game after the incident on Friday.