Melbourne City’s Dutch coach John van’t Schip has taken to Twitter to implore the game's world governing body and the Netherlands FA to boycott FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia.
The angry message comes just days after the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 which killed all 298 passengers on board.
On the flight were an estimated 192 Dutch passengers, some whole families, and 28 Australians who all perished after the flight was shot down over Eastern Ukraine.
His message had been retweeted over 3000 times in the first hour, according to reports.
Holland is currently in mourning at the scale of Dutch life lost in the tragedy which has dominated world headlines in recent days.
Van’t Schip is a former Dutch national team assistant and a respected former player for Holland.
He is currently in England with Melbourne City on a pre-season camp ahead of the new Hyundai A-League season.
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