Andries Noppert lost with SC Heerenveen to FC Twente on Saturday. The 29-year-old goalkeeper was not without fault at the goal of De Tukkers, but that paled in comparison to the news from Waalwijk. 'I think we can close the conversation about football.'
During the match between RKC and Ajax, Etienne Vaessen was injured after a nasty collision. The goalkeeper is conscious again, confirmed general manager Frank van Mosselveld on Saturday evening. 'I could talk about this match at length and then I would critically assess myself again, but I have heard about another situation,' said Noppert in front of ESPN's camera.
'So I think we can close the conversation about football, because I believe health is the most important thing there is,' continued the Dutch international. 'All sympathy goes to him, to his family. I hope that everything may go well, God willing. I know he has a family, so this is terrible. I wish him and his family a lot of strength. I know him a bit personally and sincerely hope it goes well.'
The fact that Heerenveen returned to the bus to Friesland empty-handed was not important for a moment. 'Come on guys, football is a fucking side issue. This is much worse.'