Dutch great Overmars gets one-year ban for inappropriate messages to female colleagues

AP , Thursday 16 Nov 2023

Former Netherlands football great Marc Overmars has been suspended from working in football in his home country for one year after admitting to sending inappropriate messages to female colleagues.

Marc Overmars
FILE - Marc Overmars, left, Director of Football of AFC Ajax, shakes hands with Pavel Nedved, Vice President of Juventus FC, at the UEFA headquarters in Nyon, Switzerland, Friday, March 15, 2019. Photo: AFP


Overmars relinquished his sports director role at Dutch club Ajax last year and apologized for his behavior. He was later appointed sports director at Belgian club Antwerp.

According to local media, the Dutch Sports Tribunal decided that Overmars should refrain from “exercising any function” with any Dutch football association-affiliated organization for a period of two years, one of which is suspended.

The ban does not affect his job in Belgium. Antwerp did not immediately react to the news of Overmars’ suspension.

Overmars was a renowned winger in his playing days for Ajax, Arsenal, Barcelona and the Dutch national team.

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