On Thursday, Ajax received a fine of 15,000 euros from the KNVB, because fans of the club lit fireworks during the away match at the end of October against RKC Waalwijk (1-2).
The game was halted for a short time in the second half, because playing football was not possible due to the smoke in the stadium in Waalwijk. The fans protested with the fireworks against the punishment of UEFA, so they were not welcome in the Champions League duel with Chelsea (4-4).
The people of Amsterdam recover the damage from the perpetrators who have already been identified. They also receive a stadium ban. Because Ajax has been able to find out who the culprits are, the club has prevented a conditional penalty from one match without a crowd.
On the club website, the club also warns supporters who help to set off fireworks or make themselves unrecognizable for identification by, for example, wearing a balaclava or hood. They can also be punished.
"Ajax is in favor of coordinated atmospheric actions in the stands", the club reports. "But actions that entail risks are of course not tolerated. Therefore, an urgent appeal again to Ajax players to support the club in an Ajax-worthy way and not to light fireworks."
The fireworks also caused damage to the RKC stadium. The hybrid grass, chairs, a toilet and a fence were damaged. That damage has been recovered from Ajax.
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