‘I am free and that says enough’: Ajax player Quincy Promes speaks out about his arrest for allegedly stabbing a family member and leaving them with serious injuries… as he returns to the team in Eredivisie match
Ajax player Quincy Promes has spoken for the first time about his alleged involvement in a stabbing at a family gathering.
Promes, 28, was arrested last week on suspicion of stabbing a male family member and causing them serious injuries back in June.
The winger was released by police two days later but remains a suspect as the investigation continues.
Quincy Promes returned to the Ajax team on Sunday following his arrest on suspicion of stabbing a male family member at a party in June
Promes arrived for Sunday’s Eredivisie match between ADO Den Haag and Ajax
He played for Ajax in their 4-2 Eredivisie win away to ADO Den Haag on Sunday, coming on as a substitute at half-time.
And afterwards, Promes agreed to speak about his recent arrest and insisted he had ‘nothing to hide’ before talking about the experience.
He told Fox Sports: ‘It was nice to play football again. I also played a week ago, so it was not that long ago in terms of time frame, but it was nice to put the focus back on football and leave the peripheral issues behind.
‘It was a shock for everyone, but I am glad I was released so quickly. I can’t say more about it.
‘I’m just as shocked as the rest of the world. It is something from my private life, I cannot say more about it.
Speaking after the match on Sunday, Promes said his arrest ‘left him as shocked as anyone’
The 28-year-old was pleased to return to the pitch after the events of the previous week
‘But now I am free and I think that says enough. It’s nice that the club supports me: not only [manager] Erik ten Hag, but also my team-mates, for example.
‘It feels good that people believe in me, that helps a lot. I don’t want to waste any more energy on peripheral matters.
‘It is a difficult situation for everyone, but we have to look to the future because we can still influence it. What as happened has happened.’
According to the Dutch press, Promes is said to have held a large family gathering in a warehouse in Abcoude, a town in the province of Utrecht.
It was at this party that the winger allegedly argued with a family member, for unknown reasons, and stabbed them with a knife – leaving him seriously injured.
Promes rues a missed opportunity during Sunday’s match in The Hague, which Ajax won 4-2
The win kept Ajax three points ahead of PSV Eindhoven at the top of the Dutch top division