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Amsterdam (AP) — Ajax melted the Dutch League Trophy and gave all 42,000 small silver stars …

Amsterdam (AP) — Ajax melted the Dutch League Trophy and gave all 42,000 season ticket holders locked out of the game during the coronavirus pandemic a small silver star.

The famous Amsterdam club released a cinematic video on Wednesday when the Eredivisie trophy (a wide silver plate) was torched and recast into a small star.

According to Ajax, stars weighing 3.45 grams (1/8 ounce) will be sent to supporters.

“After years of turmoil, we make our fans feel part of the championship,” said Edwin van der Sar, CEO, who appears to be the club’s greatest goalkeeper in history. I am.

The slogan of the project is “Shards of victory. Part of history. Part of Ajax.”

“Previously, when we said’this title is for you’, we were expressing how we were doing it for our fans, but sharing the trophy is for us. Is the ultimate proof that is really the case, “Van der Sar said.

According to the club, the Dutch Football Federation has given Ajax a second silver plate as a special gift to display in the trophy cabinet.

Ajax played 30 of its 34 league games in an empty stadium this season.

The team playing in the 55,000-seat arena, named after the Dutch football icon Johan Cruyff, also won the Dutch Cup and doubled.

The stadium, which will host each of the four European Championship games next month, is expected to have 12,000 spectators. This includes all three Group C Dutch matches against Ukraine, Austria and North Macedonia.

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