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Ajax had huge smoke bombs detonated on the pitch

AJAX’S trip to Groningen on Sunday was ABANDONED after multiple smoke bombs were thrown onto the pitch.

The Eredivisie clash was halted just minutes after it started.

A number of smoke bombs were thrown onto the pitch, while a Groningen fan was also seen being wrestled to the ground by security.

Groningen were relegated to the Dutch second tier with a 1-1 draw at Go Ahead Eagles last week, and today’s game was their first at home since being sent down.

It’s thought the home supporters were protesting against the state of affairs at the club.

Play was initially stopped on six minutes before being resumed after a short delay.

But smoke bombs continued to be launched onto the playing surface.

Referee Jeroen Manschot then halted the game again, and the match was officially abandoned soon after.

Ajax’s players were then seen coming out to applaud the travelling supporters once the chaos had died down.

The Amsterdam outfit tweeted after the game that the club will provide a refund to supporters who went to the game.

Back in March former Newcastle player Jetro Willems, who plays for Groningen, appeared to be punched by one of his own fans.

The incident came during a 2-0 home defeat to Heerenveen.

Relegation for the club this season ends a 23-year stay in the Dutch top flight.


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