At Veronica Inside Bas Nijhuis responded to the clash between him and PSV trainer Roger Schmidt. The two got it together during Sparta – PSV. Schmidt claimed that Nijhuis had said he would deliberately whistle against PSV.
Schmidt went to Nijhuis after the game. “I didnt say that to anyone, thats just the crazy thing,” says Nijhuis. “Against Oooijer? After the game, I spoke to him on the field. Ooijer asked me after the game if I couldnt have solved it any other way. He asked if he could not have received a reminder first instead of yellow. Thats what the fourth man does, I said. He called me for yellow. At the end of the conversation, I said Id do it again. Or yellow and if that does not help, as after Vitesse – PSV (photo, red.), then red. Thats all I said.”
“Everything is recorded. I listened back to everything and I was really surprised that it was said that way. If it was a joke, I would have said it. But I didnt say it at all,” says Nijhuis.