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Genk town Square explodes after the final whistle

It was to wait until the end of the match, but the supporters of Racing Genk were completely wild when their club after the final whistle the new champion was. It was for the more than 7,000 supporters in the town Square for a couple of hours to wait before the players and staff of champion KRC Genk on stage appeared.

The People came not further than a draw on the field of Anderlecht, but because Club Brugge with 2-0 at at Standard was sufficient: with still a match to go, the West-Flemish the backlog of four points is not good and the title goes to Limburg.

The crowd was frenzied at the sight of the champion team that will be around 1.30 hours in Genk opdaagde. The number of people on the town Square, was seriously increased, because in the meantime a lot of dennis could convince Anderlecht were returned.

Together with the supporters sang the players loudly, ‘You’ll never walk alone’ and ‘We are the champions’. Trainer Philippe Clément had almost lost his voice, when he the micro vastnam and the supporters thanked for the fantastic support over the past months. He jutte the supporters by loudly ‘Champions of champions’ chant. Captain Leandro Trossard took the micro. He shouted his voice hoarse by ‘Forza Racing’. The name of the Japanese flankaanvaller Junya Ito was chanted. The somewhat shy and uneasy Ito appeared at the front of the stage and was immediately loud applause. He called out ” Who are you?’, and the thousands of fans with ‘Racing’ replied.


After celebrating together with the people in the town Square attracted the players, the spelersvrouwen and the staff at the Hasselt nightclub Versuz for a solid afterparty.

On the podium in Genk appeared is also ceo Erik Gerits, that the supporters spoke to them, and Pat Krimson and Loredana. Patrick Claesen, Genk-supporter of the first hour, was there in 1999 when KRC Genk and in Kortrijk, the first-ever national championship in the highest class obtained. Also the Genk mayor Wim Dries (CD&V), that the match in Anderlecht, attending, beamed Friday morning at the sight of all the people.