Ajax: Thousands Of Fans Gather Outside Abdelhak Nouri’s Family Home To Show Support For Stricken Midfielder (Photos & Video)

Chris Wright

16th, July 2017


Legions of Ajax fans assembled outside the family home of Abdelhak Nouri to stage a mass show of support for the young midfielder who collapsed during a recent match.

Nouri, known as Appie, passed out on the pitch during a pre-season friendly against Werder Bremen in Austria last week, with Ajax subsequently confirming the 20-year-old has been left with “serious and permanent” brain damage after suffering cardiac arrhythmia.

Appie was rushed to hospital in Innsbruck before being transferred to Amsterdam for further tests and treatment.

In solidarity, thousands of Ajax fans then flocked to his parents’ house in the Geuzenveld district of the Dutch capital to chant Appie’s name, light flares and unfurl banners professing their support for the stricken player.

Nouri’s brother Mohammed even appeared at the window to thank the fans for their overwhelming support.

Speaking to the local press, Mohammed was forced to give a bleak update on his brother’s condition:

He cannot walk, cannot talk, he does not recognise us, does not know who we are. He does not feel anything, he does not hear anything.

The longer you wait, the better they can perform some tests. Yesterday morning the doctors did another test. The base of the brain is mostly damaged and is not functioning.

According to the doctor he can never do all that again, he will never heal.

I trust Allah.  Should it be like that in the end, I will accept it.

He is a great guy. Everybody, the whole world, is talking great things about him.

They certainly are.

Here’s wishing Appie and his family (both sporting and immediate) the very best.

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  1. Archer says:

    Wow, I do mean wow – speechless. What a show from Ajax fans one and all. There is representation from the whole spectrum there.

    We see a lot of empty gestures and talk from all areas of Football, but theres no doubt all of that was genuine – it’s come from the fans, after all.

  2. To All Netherlands people ! From Moroccans in USA :

    We have put together a Youtube video which you can visit at: https://youtu.be/kh9hNZPd9aQ
    Not only to wish our Brother Nouri a speedy recovery soon inshaAllah, but also to say THANK YOU Netherlands ! The words alone can not explained how much I was so moved to the point I had tears in my eyes. I was on the edge of my chair watching the DUTCH FOLKS giving the TRUE UNCONDITIONAL LOVE & SUPPORT to our brother Nouri who is so dear to our heart.

    On behalf of our members and friends in USA & abroad, please accept our sincere Thanks to all DUTCH people out there.. I never seen anything like this during my entire 30yrs in USA. You people are the most humble and kindest on this planet, PERIOD !

    I am hoping to visit Netherlands one day to meet you in person and say THANK YOU ! Oh, while I am there, I would love to get a HUG too :-)

    Please pray with us.. May God help our Brother Nouri and give him strength to recover soon so we can watch him playing Soccer again..

    And may God Bless Netherlands and all the Dutch people..

    With so much Love !
    Jalil Aboufariss
    MoroccoMaroc.com Founder
    https://youtu.be/kh9hNZPd9aQ (Nouri Video)

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