Footage of the incredible scenes during and after Ajax’s Eredivisie meeting with Feyenoord have piqued widespread attentions online on Sunday evening.
For those who may have missed it, one of the headline fixtures of the Dutch season played out earlier today.
The matchup in question saw the aforementioned Ajax act as hosts, in a De Klassieker showdown with rivals Feyenoord.
It was the day’s visitors who enjoyed much the better of things, racing out to a three-goal advantage inside the opening 45 minutes.
And yet, it was not the action on the pitch itself which, post-match, proved the headline talking point.
This came as sections of the Ajax fanbase took matters into their own hands, to make clear their feelings regarding the club’s form over the early weeks of the campaign.
The Amsterdam giants, before today, had pieced together just five points from their opening four Eredivisie fixtures, sitting just two points clear of the bottom three as a result.
Well on their way to a 4th successive outing without victory, the home supporters inside the The Johan Cruyff Arena therefore ensured that the clash would not be played to completion, pelting the pitch with flares on multiple occasions until the team of officials were left with no choice but to call a halt to proceedings.
Confirmation of the game’s abandonment soon followed, but the Ajax faithful were not done there.
Still incensed with what they had witnessed, sections of supporters broke back into the stadium, smashing windows and doors to do so:
This ultimately culminated in riot police being forced to intervene, as the area outside The Johan Cruyff Arena was cleared with the use of horses and tear gas:
A sad day in the history of a great club...