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Ajax Players Once Had Their Mums As 'Mascots' For Mother's Day

Ajax Players Once Had Their Mums As 'Mascots' For Mother's Day

Unfortunately this year there's no football to celebrate on Mother's Day, and for many they won't be able to celebrate with their mums. So here's a delightful story from five years ago when Ajax players had their mums as 'mascots' to celebrate the day.

Ajax marked Mother's Day in Holland in 2015 by walking out with their mums ahead of the Dutch Eredivisie game with Cambuur.

Credit: AFC Ajax

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The players emerged from the dressing room in May 2015 to greet their Mums, before walking out of the tunnel alongside them, rather than the usual mascots.

The idea was warmly received by their fans inside the Amsterdam Arena, and supporters around the world, who gave the mothers a rapturous round of applause.

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However, whilst it might be a nice thought, the Ajax players have ruined Mother's Day for the rest of us now; our chocolates and flowers from the local petrol garage aren't going to be anywhere near as impressive as walking out, hand in hand, in front of 40,000 cheering fans.

Still, fair play to Ajax for this.

Obviously the outbreak of Covid-19 means there's no football across Europe today but the Dutch side were originally meant to be taking on rivals Feyenoord, in Rotterdam, on Sunday.

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Before the leagues were postponed Erik ten Hag's side were once again leading the Eredivisie, as they've been looking to capture their first back-to-back league titles since 2014.

AZ Alkmaar are right on their tails though and are only behind on goal difference after Ajax lost two of their most recent three games.

Right now no one can be sure when, or even if, the leagues will get back under way.

Topics: Football News, Europe, Eredivisie, Dutch football, Ajax, Netherlands, Holland, European Football

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