Ajax Fan ‘Seriously Injured’ After Falling Head-First From 15ft Perimeter Wall At Amsterdam Arena

Chris Wright

27th, November 2013


By Chris Wright

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According to the Amsterdam Police force via their official Twitter feed, an Ajax fan was “seriously injured” during last night’s famous 2-1 Champions League victory over Barcelona when he fell head-first over the perimeter wall around the pitch at the Amsterdam Arena.

The poor bloke fell around five metres (16ft) after Danny Hoesen scored for the Dutch side, landing on his face and lying motionless until paramedics rushed to his aid as blood pooled on the ground. He suffered serious head injuries and was taken to hospital, though we are yet to receive a decisive update on his current condition.

According to BBC Sport, apparently the two ambulances that were dispatched to the scene collided with each other on the way into the stadium before one finally made it through to the scene.


There are a few nasty, blood-spattered images of the aftermath of the Ajax fan’s fall dotted around on the internet this morning but, frankly, they’re just too grizzly for us to include here. Should you wish to see them, 101GG have links to some of the more graphic images.

Get well soon fella.

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  1. DoodleMaster says:

    haha chris thats so funny

  2. Mokum says:

    Rough. Was on the north stand myself but it was obvious in the whole ground that something serious was going on, the silence in the 2nd half made me fear the worst. Of course a tragedy like this would happen on that legendary night, it wouldn’t be Ajax if nothing went wrong.

  3. Rog says:

    Poor, poor bloke. Let’s hope he makes it and that he has some kind of quality of life afterwards. From the images we’ve seen, it looked like he suffered horrific head trauma.

    And what a drop from the front row seat to stadium floor. I’m amazed someone hasn’t been seriously injured before now.

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