Bob Marley's Son Sang 'Three Little Birds' With Ajax Fans Last Night

Bob Marley's 'Three Little Birds' has been an anthem for Ajax fans for a considerable amount of time but it had extra significance when the home supporters belted it out in the Champions League yesterday.

That's because at half-time, Ky-Mani Marley, one of 11 acknowledged children of the late reggae music icon, sang some of his father's iconic song on the pitch for all of those in attendance at the Johan Cruyff Arena.

There he was, in his Ajax shirt, making some everything felt alright and that the fans weren't worrying about a thing. He and the fans teamed up for a rendition of 'One Love' but when the performance of 'Three Little Birds' was something else.

If you don't get goosebumps watching it, then there's something seriously wrong. It's just wonderful stuff.

Spurred on by the one of the biggest feel-good songs ever being sung as they made their way out for the second half, Ajax broke the deadlock straight after half-time through defender Nicolas Tagliafico, who scored a stunning second in the 3-0 win over AEK Athens.

42-year old Ky-Mani has developed an affiliation with the Amsterdam club. Last month, he was in attendance to see Ajax trounce FC Emmen 5-0 and received the most perfect welcome from the fans.

Josh Lawless

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