Infamous football hooligan executed in street during school pick-up

Sam Goodwin
·Sports Editor
·2-min read
Martin van de Pol, pictured here before his grisly death.
Martin van de Pol was gunned down in the street after picking his daughter up from school. Image: KineMaster/YouTube

Notorious football hooligan Martin van de Pol has been shot dead while picking his daughter up from school.

The 56-year-old, known by the alias Polletje, was gunned down in Amsterdam minutes after picking up his seven-year-old daughter from primary school.

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According to The Sun, Van de Pol was shot multiple times in what's believed to be a gangland hit.

“This was a particularly brutal assassination," Police spokesperson Marijke Stor told Dutch TV channel Opsporing Verzocht.

“Parents and children at the school are extremely scared, shocked and upset.”

Martin van de Pol, pictured here after being executed.
Martin van de Pol was in infamous football hooligan in the Netherlands. Image: KineMaster/YouTube

According to police, the suspect is a light-brown-skinned male between the ages 20 to 25 who fled the scene.

Van de Pol regularly picked up his daughter at the same time, knowledge the shooter reportedly used to target him.

Van de Pol was an infamous figure in the Netherlands and high-profile member of Ajax football club hooligan group “F-side”.

“Today we received the news that Martin van de Pol was shot dead in Amsterdam-Zuid Oost," a former F-side member tweeted.

"Polletje was a very influential member within the hardcore side of Ajax supporters and had been part of the F-side since the 1980s.”

Founded in 1976, 'F-side' has been associated with drug trafficking, rioting, arson and murder.

Martin van de Pol's history of violence

In 1997, Van de Pol was jailed for three years for raping his ex-girlfriend and stabbing her new boyfriend.

He also spent 15 years in jail for the shooting of four men in a brothel in 2000.

The shooting at the Club Esther sex club reportedly involved a member of the Hell’s Angels and other Hell’s Angels associates.

Van de Pol argued self-defence and had his murder charge downgraded to manslaughter.

After being released from prison he continued his association with F-side, famously being kicked in the face by a police horse while causes irreversible scarring to his face.

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