Twente fined for ‘Hash, Coke and Pills’ banner.
Twente fined €2,500 after supporters unveiled this banner (Aug 18) glorifying drug use: “Hash, Coke & Pills” pic.twitter.com/RN4MwdohrM
— Mohamed Moallim (@jouracule) September 10, 2013
Dutch club FC Twente have reportedly been fined €2,500 for unveiling a banner glorifying drugs.
Fans unveiled a massive slogan reading ‘Hash, Coke and Pills’ in the 6-0 home win over Utrecht on 18 August, highlights of which can be viewed at the bottom of this article.
The Netherlands famously has a relaxed stance towards drug use but it’s worth pointing out that the banner was not a random advocation of getting really high.
Rather, the slogan is part of a famous Twente supporters song, which roughly translates as: “Hash, coke and pills, that’s how we’re going to the game on Sunday, that’s when our Twente plays, and that’s when things are happening!”
This video shows local hero and former player Jeroen Heubach leading the fans in the chant in 2008:
FC Twente 6-0 Utretch: Europa League play-off highlights: