Ajax Amsterdam defeated Besiktas Istanbul 2: 1 in the fifth round of the Champions League after two goals by the reliable Sebastian Haller, who has already scored nine goals, together with Robert Lewandowski. The only hit for the hosts was the work of Rachid Ghezzal. Before the start of the game, there was a scandal involving Sierd de Vos, a Dutch commentator, who at one point uttered insulting words against Besiktas footballer Domagoj Vida.
– Vida is so ugly that he shouldn’t be playing [mecz rozpoczął się o godz. 18:45 – przyp. red.]because the kids are watching TV now. Besiktas will therefore have to pay and ask for a special permission to play Vida, de Vos said during the broadcast of the match.
Vida, the Croatian center-back, has played a full 90 minutes against Ajax, and his Besiktas has no chance of playing in European cups this spring. After five games, the team from Istanbul has five defeats in group C and a goal balance of 3:14.
The Croatian media and a Dutch journalist are roaring at the commentator’s statements. “I don’t deserve to sit in front of the microphone”
The comment by Serge de Vos caused a storm. “In the Netherlands, he is known for his unique, that is, bold and original style of commenting, and when it comes to insults, he no longer deserves to sit in front of the microphone” – thunders the journalists of the Croatian portal 24sata.hr.
“In his broadcasts, apart from insults, he often knows how to name clubs he does not like, using merciless terms and commenting on things from the private lives of athletes. Besides, he is a huge fan of Atletico Madrid” – we read on the portal.
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The Dutch sports journalist Johan Derksen, on the other hand, once described de Vos’s way of commenting on matches as “humiliating” and “contemptible for the viewer”. Derksen remarked that it was incomprehensible to him, “how can someone do so much nonsense in 20 minutes”. It was thanks to this statement that de Vos began to be popular in the Netherlands from 2002.
Dutch commentator de Vos is known for his sharp tongue and has caused controversy for many years. Despite this, many consider him the best rapporteur. During his career he worked for TV channels such as Canal +, Sport1, TROS, and currently comments for Ziggo Sport.