It is expected that jubilant fans will celebrate across the city following SC Cambuur’s match against Helmond Sport on Friday
Translated by Thomas Ansell
The city of Leeuwarden has gained a large number of extra security cameras before a football match on Friday that is likely to see SC Cambuur promoted to the Eredivisie. Most of the cameras have been placed in the Cambuurplein and around the Oldehove, reports the Omrop Fryslân.
“It is a completely normal procedure, as things can occur [in situations like this]”, says Mayor Sybrand Buma. “I understand that it can be an emotional time, but we’re still in the middle of a lockdown. A kilometre away, the MCL hospital is completely full, and people can’t be seen for emergency operations. So it is really very important that people do not get sick or injured whilst celebrating”, Buma adds.
The cameras are intended to stop SC Cambuur supporters from celebrating in large crowds in the streets. On Thursday afternoon, Mayor Buma will meet with the club to see what ‘Corona-proof’ celebrations can be organised. “It’s not that the championship celebrations are the only thing that’s cancelled. It’s also Liberation Day in Friesland today and I’ll be celebrating by myself. Also remembrance day on May 4 will be small-scale, and the Bevrijdingsfestival on May 5 has also been cancelled. We’re still in a crisis”, says Buma.