A young Dutch footballer has been suspended for a shocking, unsportsmanlike incident that has infuriated football fans around the world.
Jordan Teze has been sidelined indefinitely by the Dutch Football Association (FA) after footage captured him spitting on the back of an opposition player.
The disgusting scenes came in the wake of a 1-1 draw between the Netherlands U/20 side and arch-rivals Germany.
Teze can be seen in the footage walking up behind Germany captain Salih Ozcan, before unleashing the spit at the back of his head.
A scuffle between both sides ensued, with fans taking to social media to condemn the Dutch player for his despicable display.
Dutch U20 player Jordan Teze has been suspended indefinitely by the Dutch Football Association after he spat at German capt Salih Ozcan on Friday afternoon.
"That's the worst thing you can do to an opponent, we can not tolerate this action."pic.twitter.com/tjd10w4C6a
— Mootaz Chehade (@MHChehade) October 13, 2018
shame on Jordan Teze!!!
— Lennard McDublin (@lennardmcdublin) October 13, 2018
— Jack Lusby (@jacklusby_) October 13, 2018
The Dutch FA were quick to condemn the player’s actions in a statement that accompanied his suspension.
“That’s the worst thing you can do to an opponent, we cannot tolerate this action.”
Netherlands coach Bert Konterman also expressed his regret over the unsavoury incident.
“During this quarrel things have happened over and over again that cannot happen. There has been a spit.
“Both we and our team, Jordan himself, think that this does not belong on a football field and certainly does not belong to a player who plays for his country.”