Joint measures against supporters' violence

In the night of 10 Februayi 2006, acts of violence occurred in the supporters' home of ADO Den Haag. Ajax strongly condemn this. The perpetrators are believed to call themselves Ajax supporters. The police have the matter under investigation.

Ajax expect to learn the names of the persons who were demonstrably involved in the incident in The Hague shortly. Together with supporters' clubs SVA, OFA and the Foundation Supporters' home, Ajax will take the following extra measures against these perpetrators:

· A stadium ban for 10 years for all Ajax matches, home and away
· Deny entrance to the Ajax supporters' home
· Barred as members of the supporters' clubs
· Sharpen the rules of conduct in and around the supporters' home
· Deny entrance to youth complex 'De Toekomst'

Ajax’s managing director Maarten Fontein: “We will do anything within our power to prevent this kind of unacceptable violence and we will seek out the perpetrators. These are no Ajax supporters and this violence has no place within our club or in our stadiums. We now have to resort to 10-year stadium bans. That is double the most severe punishment for this kind of offences. Furthermore, Ajax remain firm advocates of a government-enforced stadium ban, with a obligation to report. Therefore, the football law should be introduced very soon.''

Daniël Dekker, chairman of SVA: “We support these measures wholeheartedly. Our supporters' club wants no part of violent individuals who pretend to be Ajax fans, but who hurt the club Ajax and the image of the Ajax supporters severely.''

The board of the OFA: “The OFA detest this sort of behaviour and will bar members of our supporters' club if they are proven to be involved with these acts of violence.''