THE ROOF has come off at Royal Antwerp … but the Belgian side’s fans can’t claim the credit.
Storm Aurore ripped through the Pro League club’s Bosuil Stadium on Wednesday night.
The ferocious conditions tore a series of covers off one of the stand roofs, leaving piles of debris on the pitch.
Antwerp’s weekend home clash with Club Brugge has been placed into doubt.
The storm has also caused havoc across southern England and France.
Midfield star Radja Nainggolan shared images of the destruction on Twitter.
He wrote: “Autumn winds and pieces flying around at the Bosuil. Name a more iconic duo – I’ll wait.”
An Antwerp spokesman said: “Last night the Bosuil was hit by the stormy weather.
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“Because of the strong wind, part of the roof on Stand One came loose and fell onto the pitch.
“Everything is under control at the moment, and as a club we don’t foresee any further problems.”
Antwerp shared a 15-year partnership with Manchester United, which ended in 2013.
Their squad includes ex-United and Leicester defender Ritchie de Laet as well as former Aston Villa duo Ally Samatta and Bjorn Engels.
Ex-Middlesbrough midfielder Faris Haroun captains the club, who are nicknamed The Great Old.
Antwerp coach Brian Priske hit the headlines in August when conducting a post-match news conference naked but for a towel.
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