Ajax Amsterdam were knocked out of the Dutch Cup by an amateur club in the fourth division. This is the feat accomplished by the Hercules Utrecht club on Thursday, December 21st. A defeat that went sour for Ajax, who decided to pay compensation to all fans who made the trip.
An unexpected development in the Dutch Cup. Ajax left quietly to face small amateur club Hercule Ultrecht in the Dutch fourth division in the round of 16 on Thursday, December 21. However, David overthrew Goliath and Hercules Ultrecht eliminated Ajax from the tournament (3-2).
Refunds to supporters
A defeat that greatly weakened the club and the fans. To compensate, Ajax leaders decided to cover the costs of the 325 fans who traveled to attend the match. For this reason, tickets and bus transportation fees were paid to the fans.
“You undoubtedly experienced the Hercules-Ajax match in a painful way due to the poor performance of our team. We share this pain and are very ashamed. In consultation with the playing group and the technical staff, it was decided that all purchased away fans would go to the match. According to the news of BFMTV, the club said, ” This compensation won’t erase the memory of that painful night, but doing nothing wasn’t an option either. “Thank you for your unconditional support,” he said.
FOURTH-TIER USV HERCULES RELEASES DUTCH POWER AJAX IN THE KNVB CUP 3-2, COURTESY OF THE 93RD MINUTE WINNER. ??
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Ajax currently sit fifth in the national championship, 23 points behind PSV. Currently, they will be able to compete in the Europa League play-offs, where they will face FK Bodo/Glimt, the leaders of the Norwegian championship.