WATCH: Ex-Premier League forward Steven Berghuis punches fan in shocking footage after Ajax's final day win at Twente

  • Ajax's disappointing season ended with 3-1 defeat
  • Berghuis punched a fan after the game
  • Has since issued an apology

WHAT HAPPENED? The incident, which happened after Ajax's 3-1 defeat to FC Twente on the final day of the Eredivisie season, took place by the team bus which Berghuis was preparing to board. It appears a fan shouted something and in the footage the 31-year-old former Watford man is seen to lash out angrily, before being held back by an official.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Berghuis has since apologised for his actions, releasing a statement. He said: "I regret my actions, I should not have done this. I'm used to it by now but people think they can just shout anything. My reaction doesn't solve anything. I get that. It's not good, I have an exemplary role as a player of Ajax."

Berghuis joined Ajax from Feyenoord in 2019 and was a second half sub in the Twente game.

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WHAT NEXT FOR AJAX? It's been a difficult season for the iconic Dutch club. They finished third in the league, failing to qualify for the Champions League for the first time since 2009.