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

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.

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By Chris on January 19th, 2013 in Champions League, FAIL, Man City. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

9 Responses to “Ajax Fined €10,000 After Fans Unfurl ‘Against Modern Football’ Anti-Sheikh Banners”

  1. Mr. Chopper says:

    The exclamation mark (or point for our American readers) on the end of “FUCK YOU” denotes an anarchic and playful spirit, opposed to an aggressive one. Maybe UEFA missed that.

  2. Jesus says:

    Fuck UEFA!

  3. Eckpfosten says:

    UEFA doesn’t need thinking supporters. They need paying supporters…

  4. Jarren says:

    Really witty & funny banners by Ajax, nothing “provocative” or “inappropriate” about them.

    What does UEFA expect fans to do when important issues are in the spotlight?

    Billionaire foreigners taking over mediocre teams, clubs charging extortionate amounts for tickets, corruption at the top of football…

    Hey fans, just STFU or we’ll bitch slap your club.

  5. Applesauce says:

    Mr. Chopper,

    Not everyone in America says “exclamation point”, but everyone who calls it such sure as hell knows what an “exclamation mark” is.

    By the way, “sure as hell” means “very sure”. Just so you know.

  6. Vasko says:

    If UEFA was to have it their way there would be absolutely no passion in football.

  7. German says:


    there is no such thing as “very sure”. “Sure” is an absolute word and you can be sure or not sure, but not different degrees of sure. Everything that is not 100 % sure is not sure by definition.

  8. daniel says:

    UEFA = no democracy+facism ? …

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