Ajax said on Monday it was considering legal action against the Dutch Football Association after it said the match blown up yesterday between the Amsterdam side and hated rivals Feyenoord would be completed on Wednesday without a crowd. Feyenoord led 0-3 away and the game was blown up in the 55th minute after Ajax fans threw flares onto the pitch.
#Ajax's #clash with #Feyenoord had to be #suspended in the #second #half after #Home #fans threw #flares on to the #pitch. #Mounted #police were also deployed #outside the #stadium as #angry fans tried to #force their way into the #main #entrance. pic.twitter.com/RBjKAcmcjC
— Hawk Insight (@hawk_insight) September 25, 2023
Ajax were due to play Waldenham in the Dutch Cup on Wednesday and both teams are considering legal action. Ajax said in an official statement that "due to national and international matches, the only possible time to complete the match between us and Feyenoord is in the first week of November."
Ajax were 3-0 down at home to Feyenoord and started vandalising their own stadium in anger. The match was then abandoned... 😡
The trouble continued outside the stadium as riot police charge at fans on horses! Wow! 😨pic.twitter.com/ZyqtlrT6J8
— Football Away Days (@FBAwayDays) September 24, 2023
Meanwhile, the poor professional situation of Ajax, which has dominated Dutch football in recent years, caused great anger among its fans who, apart from throwing pyrotechnics at the grass during the match that blew it up, behaved vandalism at train stations and in the stadium area, leading to images not seen every day in the Netherlands with the use of mounted police to keep the rioting fans away. Dutch police confirmed on Monday that 15 arrests had been made in connection with the incidents, with two officers injured. Police said in a statement: "After the suspended match between Ajax and Feyenoord on Sunday, September 24, things got out of hand around the Johan Cruyff Arena. Fans damaged property, threw rocks and caused great damage."
Ajax-Feyenoord league match abandoned after Ajax fans threw flares and then smashed into the stadium.
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— AJE Sport (@AJE_Sport) September 25, 2023
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Feyenoord manager Arne Slott commented on the blow-up game, saying among other things that it was "particularly annoying" that his team failed to finish what was considered a superb performance. "In this way, the chance for something very beautiful is taken away from us," Slott said. "We understand the decision that was made, but we don't feel a sense of victory... And we certainly didn't get on the bus satisfied."
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