Match suspended as ex-Newcastle star punched by own fan in furious row
Former Newcastle defender Jetro Willems was punched by a supporter as tensions boiled over in a Dutch top-flight fixture on Sunday.
Groningen hosted rivals Heerenveen at Euroborg and the atmosphere turned toxic after the visitors took a two-goal lead through Sydney van Hooijdonk. There was a pitch invasion in the 80th minute and furious fans in the Z-side stand had to be restrained by stewards, who were at risk of being overwhelmed.
Willems was among the Groningen players to help …