The group is suspected, among other things, of involvement in the shocking banners that were held up during the Conference League final against AS Roma in Tirana. Several people, including Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb, were threatened with death on the banners and Adolf Hitler was glorified.
The suspects were also arrested for the graffiti on the house of Liveable Rotterdam alderman Robert Simons last summer. The abbreviation RJK, which stands for Rotterdam Youth Core, was sprayed on the house.
In addition, the eleven men are suspected of graffiti and arson in a gym on Brielselaan in Rotterdam. The chairman of the Pink Comrades owns it.
A special team of police detectives has been investigating football-related crimes for a year and a half. Earlier, thanks to that investigation, 45 other suspects were already arrested. They were arrested for all kinds of minor matters.
“These are minor offenses from a legal point of view, public order offenses such as vandalism or insult. But they are offenses with a huge impact,” says the team leader in a press release. “Your home is your safe haven. If it is completely plastered with discriminatory and threatening texts, it does a lot for your sense of security.”