Randy Wolters up for the fight at Dundee after knocking out De Graafschap fan with Go Ahead Eagles



NEW SIGNING Randy Wolters insists he is up for the fight at Dundee – after knocking a supporter out stone cold in his native Holland.

The 27-year-old took on the hooligan during a violent pitch invasion when playing with former club Go Ahead Eagles in 2016.

Wolters and his team-mates had won promotion back to the top-flight and relegated De Graafschap in a tense end-of-season play-off when their opponents’ angry fans stormed the pitch.

Though most headed to console their own team, some made a bee-line for the Eagles squad celebrating in front of their own followers and began attacking the shocked players.

When Wolters thought one had punched his dad, Jack, he decided to hit back – with a move he reckons rivalled UFC star Conor McGregor.

He explained: “I punched a supporter down when we were promoted and we were attacked by supporters.

“On the field when my team-mates are hurt or something I will be there to help them.

“You will see I am passionate. I will be fighting no problem, not literally though.

“This time though I punched this guy in self-defence, it was crazy.


“We were going up in the play-offs but supporters came on the pitch.

“A couple of thousand went to the De Graafschap players to give them a shoulder to cry on, but 20 or 30 came to us.

“My father Jack is a photographer so was on the pitch and I thought I saw someone hit him.

“It turns out it wasn’t him, it was just a guy who looked like him, but I went over and this guy then went to punch our goalkeeper.

“So I did a bit of a Conor McGregor on him and left him knocked out.

“The whole team was fighting, really, but I was the one who knocked the guy out.”

Wolters escaped any punishment from the Dutch FA, with the supporters earning themselves stadium bans for their part in the shameful scenes.

The winger, who has penned a two-year deal with Dundee, insists he is not proud of his actions, but would do it all over again if he had to.

And he reckons his mean streak must run in the family after being asked how his dad reacted to his son’s part in the violence.

Wolters, who knocked back more lucrative moves to Turkey, Australia and the Unites States this summer after a permanent switch to loan side ADO Den Haag fell through because of finance, added: “I’m not embarrassed or ashamed. I wish it didn’t happen but if the same happened again I would do it again.

“I won’t look for a fight but I will stick up for my team-mates and for my family – I think everyone is the same.

“My father was just laughing about it because it turns out he did get attacked by another person but he punched the guy also.


“Maybe it’s a family thing!

“People are going to think I’m a fighter but I’m a nice guy, honestly.

“In Holland, everyone said I was right to do it but I kept getting asked about it and people got sick of hearing the story.

“The last time I was on a television programme and was asked about it, so I don’t speak about it these days.

“Football is the most important thing.

“I want to win games with nice football but I can fight too if I need to – but playing good football is far more important.”