Defeat always hurts. Feyenoord fans vented their anger after the 1-0 draw against AS Roma in the Conference League final. Serious riots broke out in the port city. According to the police, there were 72 arrests on Thursday night. In addition, two firefighters were slightly injured. This was reported by the Dutch broadcaster NOS. A bus and a tram were damaged, the police used water cannons. The situation calmed down around 1 a.m.
A police spokesman said “heavy destruction” was being done in several areas of Rotterdam. The ANP news agency reported that outraged Feyenoord supporters hurled firecrackers and flares, and threw stones, glasses and bottles at police officers. Numerous football fans followed the 0-1 final against AS Roma in Tirana in Rotterdam on Wednesday evening in Rotterdam, and there was also a public viewing at the Feyenoord stadium De Kuip.