A photographer from the

Associated Press

news agency

reports to the police because he was assaulted during the supporters party after the Ajax championship at the Johan Cruijff ArenA.

The photographer, who wishes to remain anonymous, got a kick in the back and a full can of beer to the side of his head, reports

Het Parool


The photographer went to the Johan Cruijff ArenA on Sunday afternoon, where Ajax became national champion thanks to a 4-0 victory over FC Emmen.

When he tried to move to another side of the crowd to take pictures from a different angle, the atmosphere turned grim and a "shitty photographer" was called to him.

Before he could get away, he was kicked in the back and suffered a crack in his left ear from the can of beer hitting his head.

The photographer then bleeding and weighed down.

The photographer has announced that he will report the abuse on Tuesday.

Tony Hicks, deputy director of the

Associated Press

in London, says he will raise the issue with the authorities and the journalists' union.

He is considering submitting an official complaint to Ajax.


Thousands of supporters at ArenA celebrate the Ajax Championship with players