Ajax Fined €10,000 After Fans Unfurl ‘Against Modern Football’ Anti-Sheikh Banners

Chris Wright

19th, January 2013

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By Chris Wright

Ajax have been fined €10,000 by UEFA after their fans unfurled a series of ‘anti-modern football’ banners during their Champions League group tie against Manchester City back in October of last year.

The official UEFA line is that the banners were “provocative and inappropriate,” stating that they “created unrest” in the stadium.

We’ll let you make your own minds up as to whether or not UEFA are over-egging a tad…

Nothing particularly incendiary there. Surely the Ajax fans are perfectly within their rights to air their greivan… oh no, it slipped our minds for a moment there; this is UEFA we’re talking about here.

Fnarking ridiculous.