Dutch national team subjected to monkey chants whilst training for Euro 2012.
Open your ears. If you did hear it, and don't want to hear it, that is even worse
Dutch Captain, Mark Van Bommel
The Dutch squad were yesterday subjected to racist abuse from Polish fans during a training session for Euro 2012.
Dutch journalist Marcel Van Der Kraan, who writes for the De Telegraaf newspaper, said he heard the racist abuse.
He told BBC Radio 5 live: "The Dutch had an open training session which they always do at one of the big stadiums to make the public feel welcome.
"As the Dutch players did their warm-up, during the first lap of the pitch they could hear monkey noises from one end of the crowd.
"When the players heard this they said they would do another lap and if they heard monkey noises again they would stop.
"The Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk moved all the cones and started training on the pitch as far away from these people as possible.
"It was considerably more than two or three people. The Dutch media could hear it as well."
When it was put to the Dutch Captain, Mark Van Bommel on Thursday that the chanting was a protest against Euro 2012 organisers, he said: "Open your ears. If you did hear it, and don't want to hear it, that is even worse."
The claims come on the opening day of the tournament, which is being co-hosted by Poland and Ukraine.
Van Der Kraan added the whole Dutch team were behind van Bommel's stance.
He added: "[Winger] Ibrahim Afellay said if the whole team decides to do something, they will all do it together. He said, 'If someone turns right, we all turn right'."
The day before the alleged abuse, the Netherlands players had visited Nazi concentration camp Auschwitz, which is nearby.
Van Bommel said: "It is a real disgrace, especially after getting back from Auschwitz, that you are confronted with this.
"We will take it up with Uefa and if it happens at a match we will talk to the referee and ask him to take us off the field."