There was a security scare at the ongoing Hockey World League (HWL) Final when some 12-13 members of the Belgium team jumped the boundary wall of the official hotel, Sandy’s Tower, and walked a few kilometres, trying to make an entry into the stadium with their faces splashed with black war-paint, to have a look at the two goalposts.
However, all these did not yield the desired result as they were stopped by the security guard on duty who called the police immediately.The Belgian players, though, escaped without any punishment and returned to their hotel after being convinced by the security officials.
A security personal employed at the stadium later confirmed the incident.
Belgium skipper Thomas Briels admitted that they came to the stadium but it was just for fun.
“Yes, we ventured out of the hotel for a walk and in the process came to the stadium just for fun. It was not midnight as you guys are saying. The time was much before. There was no problem,” said Briels, refusing to delve further on the subject.