Our Thoughts Are With Our Friends At FC Twente


As the sports stories were being updated on Sky Sports News today, I held my breath as an update came through from Holland.

An accident had caused part of the roof to collapse, killing one person and injuring 16 others at the FC Twente’s De Grolsch Veste stadium.

The accident on its own and news of it was horrendous enough, but when you know people at the club it makes things ten times worse, as I waited for a reply to my worried e-mail. Thankfully she was okay, but as can be expected she was upset and shaken.

FC Twente had been having some building work done on the stadium when the accident occurred, around noon local time, with construction workers initially trapped beneath the wreckage at the southern end of the ground.

Rescue workers descended on the stadium to help those trapped under the rubble, but for one worker it was too late.

Twente had been looking to add to their capacity for the season, with the Champions League qualifier in a few weeks time, but tonight any thoughts of football are far from the minds of our friends at FC Twente.

This has been a horrible day in the history of the club, but can you imagine if a game was on at the time?

We can only offer our sympathy to those who have lost a loved one in this tragedy and offer the prayers and support of everyone at Scotzine to our friends in Holland, football brings us together and in their time of need, our thoughts are with them.


About Author

Chief Features Writer for Scotzine.com. Sean has written for various publications and websites over the years and has been involved with making documentaries on Aberdeen Football Club, Dundee United Football Club, Henrik Larsson, Paul Lambert and Jock Stein and also Radio programmes, one of which "Old Firm Day" won a Bronze Sony Award. He also worked in the Scottish Football Museum at Hampden Park. His love of writing started off with The Punter and has gone on to write for the following FIFA magazine, 442, Scotland's Oracle, Players Inc, British Football Week, ESPN, Give Me Football, Inside Futbol, 67 Fanzine and the matchday programmes of Aberdeen, Carlisle United, Montrose, Partick Thistle, Stockport County and Queen's Park. He has also been asked to write a blog for Youth Football Scotland on St.Mirren YFC such was his passion for football at every level from Grassroots to the professional game.

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