Ajax melt Eredivisie trophy in classy gesture to season ticket holders

Ajax have celebrated their lates title success in a rather unique way, by melting down the Eredivisie trophy.

The trophy has been transformed into 42,000 mementoes that will be sent out to the club’s season ticket holders, with each fan receiving a star that weighs in at 3.45g, 0.06g of which has come from that cup.

Like the the rest of the sporting world, the majority of Ajax’s games this season have been played behind closed doors, meaning fans missed most of their 35th top-flight success.

General director Edwin van der Sar said: “This season, we have largely had to play without our fans. Well, without them sitting in the stands, at least. Despite this, we have felt their support every week. On the way to the stadium, on social media and in our personal contacts.

“Previously, when we said ‘this title is for you’, we were expressing how we were doing it for the fans however sharing the trophy is the ultimate proof that we really are.’ After a turbulent year, we are ensuring our fans feel part of our championship.”

Ajax’s captain, Dusan Tadic added: “Playing without supporters has also been strange for the players,

“Playing in an empty stadium doesn’t compare with an atmospheric Johan Cruijff ArenA. We have really missed our supporters over the past season here in Amsterdam and during all our matches.”

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