ajax in trouble for fan misconduct

08:30    13 Mar 2019

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Eredivisie giants AFC Ajax have been charged for ‘fan misconduct’ by UEFA following their stunning victory over Real Madrid last week.

UEFA alleges that Ajax supporters threw objects and committed "acts of damage" at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium during the 4-1 Champions League victory.

UEFA's disciplinary panel will judge the case on March 28, ahead of the quarterfinals.

Ajax has been ordered to pay a total of £66,500 for crowd disturbances and other incidents at three games earlier in the competition.

The Dutch was put on probation for one year with a threat to ban selling tickets to their travelling fans after incidents at a group game away to Portuguese side Benfica.

Real Madrid were also disturbed the night before their last-16 first leg match in Amsterdam last month, with home supporters setting off fireworks outside their team hotel the night before the match.

Ajax fans were also involved in clashes with AEK Athens supporters in the group stage.

The Amsterdam club will return to domestic action with a catch-up match in the Eredivisie this evening, as they hosts PEC Zwolle. The game was postponed earlier this month to give Erik ten Hag’s side addition preparation time for the Champions League match in Madrid.

Ajax will then be in action on the weekend when they play away to AZ in their Eredivisie Round 26 clash. The match will be live on Fox Sports 1 from 15h25 CAT on Sunday afternoon.
 

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