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“We were prepared for all scenarios. But this is the best decision and we are pleased the KNVB took it. Otherwise, we would have appealed against a suspension.”

-- Former U.S. international Earnie Stewart, the technical director of Dutch club AZ, after the Dutch federation (KNVB) ruled it would not suspend goalkeeper Esteban Alvarado, who received a red card for kicking a fan who ran on to the field to confront him during Wednesday's abandoned Dutch Cup match at Ajax. The clubs have until Tuesday to submit reports on the incident to the KNVB. If the game is replayed, it has not been determined whether Esteban will be allowed to play. (The KNVB noted that referee Bas Nijhuis had been within his rights to issue a red card.) (expatica.com)

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