Burton Albion football player Kelvin Maynard & # 39; may have been shot in revenge for cocaine robbery & # 39;
Former Burton Albion football player Kelvin Maynard may have been killed in revenge for a cocaine robbery.
The Dutch authorities are now investigating whether his death on Wednesday could be motivated by a 400 kg cocaine raid after a Maynard selfie with a huge pack of 50 euro notes on social media came to the fore.
The police believe that according to the Dutch newspaper the selfie could contain a crucial indication why the 32-year-old defender in Amsterdam was shot by motorcyclists The Telegraph.
The police now suspect that the football player played a role in stealing 400 kg of cocaine from a dealer.
Dutch authorities are now investigating whether his death on Wednesday could have been motivated by a 400-kg cocaine raid after Maynard had taken a selfie to show him that he was holding a huge wad of 50 euro notes
An expert inspects a car at the place where former Dutch professional footballer Kelvin Maynard was shot on September 18 in Amsterdam, above and below
The Dutch police call for witnesses in the hunt for two suspects who, according to the Dutch authorities, escaped on a black scooter
The photo began to circulate on social media the day after he was murdered.
Maynard was shot in his car in Amsterdam after being chased on Wednesday evening by two armed men on motorbikes in the Langbroekdreef.
The Dutch police call for witnesses in the hunt for two suspects who, according to the Dutch authorities, escaped on a black scooter.
Maynard tried to flee the shooters by driving to a nearby fire station, but he crashed into the building.
According to witnesses, the defender tried to get away, but was caught by a bullet from his attackers The Telegraph.
Kelvin Maynard plays in a pre-season-friendly match between Burton Albion and Leicester City at Pirelli Stadium in 2015
Maynard's car was crashed into a fire station after being shot repeatedly while driving along the Langbroekdreef in Amsterdam
A police car parked in front of the fire station in Amsterdam, where the Maynard car hit the facade after the shooting on Wednesday evening
Paramedics were unable to resuscitate him and fire department officers also fought to help Maynard, but he later died of his injuries, according to local media.
A police spokesman said: & # 39; We can confirm that the fatal victim of the shooting incident on Langbroekdreef last night was 32-year-old Kelvin Maynard.
& # 39; The investigation into his death is in full swing. & # 39;
Dutch-Surinamese player Maynard spent time with Royal Antwerp in Belgium and was with non-league club Alphense Boys, about 45 kilometers south of Amsterdam.
His club said on his website: & # 39; Our deepest condolences go to the wife and children of Kelvin, his family and friends. & # 39;
The club's match against Hollandia, which was to be played on Saturday-evening, has been postponed.
Maynard joined Burton in November 2014 after the appointment of Dutchman Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink as manager.
Kevin Maynard (right) celebrates winning the championship with his teammates at FC Volendam in the Netherlands in 2008
Former Burton Albion and Antwerp soccer player Kelvin Maynard were shot and killed in Amsterdam. He is pictured (above) during a pre-season match in July 2015 against the final Premier League winners that season, Leicester City
Burton said in a statement: & Everyone at Burton Albion is sad to hear of the tragic death of our former player Kelvin Maynard.
& # 39; Our sympathy goes out to all his family and friends during this difficult time. & # 39;
In a tweet, the club added: & # 39; During his time at #BAFC, Kevin was fantastic in the local community on many projects. & # 39;
Joop Gall, who coached Maynard at FC Emmen, expressed his shock when he heard the news of his death.
He told the Dutch newspaper Newspaper of the North: & # 39; I am lost for words. Was he killed? I cannot understand what happened. I clearly don't know what he did outside the game, but he was a great guy. Very friendly. & # 39;
Upon his arrival in England in 2014, Maynard said: & I am very excited. It was always a dream for me to play in England. We were promoted last year and we can now look forward to playing in League One. & # 39;
Forensic police investigate the scene at a fire station in Amsterdam where a car hit the facade after footballer Kevin Maynard was shot
He scored one goal for Burton, but only played in 10 games when his injury destroyed the Brewers.
However, the team won the 2014/15 League Two title and promoted to the championship, but Maynard was excluded from the next campaign after a knee injury in a pre-season competition.
Maynard left Burton in January 2017 to join SV Spakenburg.
The defender also played for Kecskemet, FC Volendam and Olhanense, Quick Boys, Sporting Clube Olhanense in Portugal and Kecskemeti TE in Hungary.
The murder of Maynard came on the same day when a prominent Dutch lawyer, involved in a case against a gang accused of drug-related murders, was shot in front of his house in Amsterdam.
Police said they don't believe the two murders are linked, but will consider the possibility during their investigation.
An alarm has been raised about crime in Amsterdam, a city with 800,000 inhabitants where recreational drug use has long been tolerated by law enforcement, creating an underworld of dealers and suppliers that sometimes fuels violence.
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