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Feyenoord fans riot after club blow chance to win the Eredivisie and give rivals Ajax a chance to become champions

League leaders buckled against local rivals Excelsior losing 3-0 away from home

Rotterdam is a hostile place this evening.

Feyenoord lost to local rivals Excelsior as they missed the chance to win the title.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side would have become Eredivisie champions had they won but their 3-0 defeat means Ajax could win the title on the final day of the season.

And fans were not happy.

Fans rioted in the streets of Rotterdam following the result

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Fans rioted in the streets of Rotterdam following the result

Disgruntled fans were furious as their side failed to get the job done against mid-table dwellers Excelsior and took to the streets to vent their anger.

Locals clashed with police following a destructive riot.

Police were armed with batons while raging fans attacked a riot van and trashed the streets; litter scattered the roads and several flares were also lit.

50,000 fans had gathered in Feyenoord’s De Kuip stadium to watch the match, in the hope they would become champions, on giant screens but instead left disappointed.

Fans were on a rampage in Rotterdam

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Fans were on a rampage in Rotterdam

A police officer watched on as a flare was going off in the street

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A police officer watched on as a flare was going off in the street

A number of objects were thrown – including chairs

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A number of objects were thrown – including chairs

Fans in downtown Rotterdam then turned on police, throwing beer bottles, flares and chairs.

Police eventually forced them out of the area with local media reporting that 30 people were detained following the violence.

Nigel Hasselbaink and Stanley Elbers scored in the space of three minutes for Excelsior just before the hour mark to make it 2-0, before Ryan Koolwijk scored the final goal.

In the final round of fixtures, Feyenoord will play Heracles Almelo at home whilst Ajax will travel to face Willem II.

Dirk Kuyt and his team-mates left field in disappointment

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Dirk Kuyt and his team-mates left field in disappointment

Fans were pictured attacking a riot van

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Fans were pictured attacking a riot van