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Ajax Ban Supporters From Bringing Signs To Matches Asking Players For Their Shirts

Rory O'Callaghan

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Ajax Ban Supporters From Bringing Signs To Matches Asking Players For Their Shirts

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Ajax have banned supporters from bringing signs to the Johan Cruyff Arena asking players for their shirts after matches.

Dutch media reported on Tuesday that Ajax have told their fans to stop bringing the signs to the stadium.

It comes after the Dutch champions noticed an increase in the number of supporters taking them to matches.

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Ajax said it was no longer possible for the players to fulfil all of the requests from fans.

It has led to players being accused of arrogance after passing supporters without handing over their shirts.

Ajax also claim that the signs, which are typically crafted out of cardboard, are a fire hazard.

Several signs were confiscated when the Johan Cruyff Arena hosted Saturday's Super Cup match between Ajax and PSV Eindhoven.

A growing number of fans are bringing signs to stadiums asking for shirts (Image: Alamy)
A growing number of fans are bringing signs to stadiums asking for shirts (Image: Alamy)

Many football fans on Twitter have supported the ban.

"Embarrassing it happens and embarrassing that it’s grown men/women, great decision," wrote one supporter on Twitter.

Another added: "Should be mandatory at every club."

A third wrote: "Thankyou @AFCAjax You have done the world of football an eternal favour."

Ajax were beaten 5-3 by PSV in last weekend's Super Cup match.

They will next face Fortuna Sittard in their opening match of the Eredisivie season on Saturday.

Topics: Football, Ajax, Eredivisie

Rory O'Callaghan
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