Ajax Amsterdam pays tribute to reggae legend Bob Marley with a special jersey, breaking all sales records. But UEFA has something against it.
Ajax Amsterdam dedicated a special jersey to reggae legend Bob Marley.
UEFA bans the jersey because it violates the instructions.
This is due to an embroidery showing three small birds.
The jersey swirls before the opening of the Champions League! With a special third jersey, Ajax Amsterdam pays tribute to the Jamaican reggae legend Bob Marley. Black fabric, three colored stripes and three birds on the back – the special jersey was so popular with fans that it broke all sales records in a very short time. “The shirt has been sold at least four times more than any other Ajax shirt. “This is unique,” said marketing director Menno Geelen.
Only Uefa does not seem to like the bestseller. According to the Ajax Life portal, the three small, colored birds would break the rules. Uefa has specified in its equipment regulations which types of group markings are permitted. The Ajax birds are obviously not one of them.
For better or worse, the people of Amsterdam will have to remove the embroidery from their shirts. Bob Marley’s “Three little bird” has been the club’s official anthem since 2008, as hundreds of fans had to wait on the pitch after a test match in Cardiff and shouted the reggae song.
The song is now part of the regular Ajax home half-time schedule and is also regularly regulated by fans during the game. “Three birds” must also be heard in the Champions League in the away game against Sporting Lisbon on Wednesday night. But they will be missing from the Ajax jersey.
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