Four people were arrested this morning for a fireworks attack on the hotel where the Real Madrid players are staying in Amsterdam, according to Dutch police. The detonation of firecrackers and pyrotechnic material occurred twice, at two and three thirty in the morning, respectively, in the vicinity of the Hotel Okura. A Twitter account associated with the ultra F-Side group of Ajax broadcast a video through social networks.
The police source did not disclose if the detainees are members of F-Side, although he confirmed that they are still in police station and are of Dutch nationality. The action caused the alarm of motorcycles in the area to jump and the lights of several rooms of the Okura hotel to go on, a witness told the local newspaper AT5. In Holland, the use of fireworks is only allowed on New Year's Eve and its use on a different day is punishable by a fine of 100 euros, although the penalties may be higher if the material used is illegal.
Real Madrid plays tonight (Movistar Champions League, 9.00 pm) in the Amsterdam stadium against Ajax the first leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League. The white team returns to the competition that has dominated in the last five years (four titles in five years) with the mission of bringing from the Netherlands an advantage that allows it to certify the pass to the quarter with tranquility at the Santiago Bernabéu. Against Madrid, Ajax, a team that has not won the merengue for 24 years.