Anderlecht didn't want to play, Standard did. Both, they put pressure on the National Football Organisation.
Emile Servranckx, of the Anderlecht-board, took the initiative to decide over the pitch' condition.
Since the man is member of the Calender Commission, he has the authority to do so. "We don't want to manipulate anything, we are honest people", said Michel Verschueren.
Standard from their side, wanted the game to go on. Therefore, they faxed to the Football Organisation. The message was: "We demand that everything possible is done to let the game go on."