A+ A A-

Racist chants aimed at US soccer star Jozy Altidore

 
" onclick="CleanPrintPrintHtml(); return false" title="Print page" target="_blank">   
 

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP)

COMING OUT ON TOP

Which Americans are putting in top performances abroad? Check them out.

The Dutch soccer club AZ Alkmaar says U.S. striker Jozy Altidore was the target of racist chants during a Dutch Cup game.

AZ soccer director Earnie Stewart told Dutch television at halftime ''it is terribly sad that this can happen for those involved and for lovers of football in the Netherlands.''

AZ was playing a quarterfinal against second-tier FC Den Bosch on Tuesday. According to AZ's official twitter feed, referee Reinold Wiedemeijer wanted to stop the match in the first half because of ''jungle sounds chanted at Altidore.'' But AZ players, including Altidore, who is black, persuaded him not to.

According to the Dutch Eredivisie official Twitter feed and Dutch news website Nu.nl, Wiedemeijer halted play briefly in the second half because of fans throwing balls of ice at his linesmen.

Altidore scored one goal in AZ's 5-0 victory.

Get the App on the Google Play Store

What's On Tonight

Fox Bangor

8:00 PM

World Series: Game 4: Royals at Giants

11:00 PM

Fox 22 News at 10

WVII

8:00 PM

College Football: Ohio State at Penn State

11:30 PM

Secrets of Brain Health

Latest Tweets