Mohammed Kudus express gratitude to referee Pol Van Boekel
In Ajax Amsterdam Eredivisie game at home against Sparta Rotherham, Ghana international Mohammed Kudus escaped a yellow card for removing his jersey.
Kudus took off his jersey in solidarity to former Black Stars winger Christian Atsu with writings that; “Rest In Peace” after netting Ajax Amsterdam fourth goal in the die embers of the clash.
The former Nordsjaelland star scored from a sensational free-kick ball and dedicated the goal to the former Newcastle United, AFC Bournemouth, Chelsea FC, Malaga and FC Porto winger Christian Atsu who was unfortunately confirmed dead on Saturday morning following an earthquake in Turkey which trapped him in 7.7 magnitude building.
Kudus, despite walking on the wrong path of football rules was spared by center referee Pol van Boekel.
Speaking after the game, the Ghanaian said a big respect from him to the referee.
“We have football rules but this is beyond football, this is about life and death. The referee told me it’s not allowed (shirt removal) but he understands because this is a bigger situation than football”
“A big respect from me to the referee”.
Ajax Amsterdam won 4-0 at full time.
On a normal day, the Ghana international would have received a caution of yellow card but referee Pol van Boekel opted not to book him.
Story Kolog Bonaventure