Next season’s Ajax third kit for next season has been leaked, revealing it will pay tribute to reggae legend Bob Marley.
The link between the Dutch team and the Jamaican musician comes through Ajax’s use of Marley’s song Three Little Birds as an unofficial club anthem.
It began in 2008 after a pre-season friendly against Cardiff City and is now regularly sang by supporters during matches.
Ajax supporters’ use of the song was even heard about by Bob Marley’s son Ky-Mani Marley, who travelled to the Netherlands to sing it in front of the fans at half-time of a game in 2018.
Now, Footy Headlines report that the Dutch giants will now honour Marley as a result in their third kit for next season.
Photos of the shirt have been leaked, showing just how the club plan to honour their anthem’s creator.
The three Adidas stripes around the shoulders will be in red, green and yellow, with three little birds appearing to be on the neck.
The colours of the Jamaican flag will also appear on the collar of the new shirt, which is mostly black.
Another tribute towards Marley is that the three stars on the Ajax badge, which signify the fact that they have won more than 30 league titles, will also be in red, yellow and green.
Ajax currently do not have a third kit, instead playing in their regular red and white home shirt, with their away kit a glacial blue top that incorporates graphic patterns.
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Fans of all clubs have hailed the leaked shirt, with many claiming they will buy one as soon as it goes on sale.
“This may be the best soccer jersey I’ve ever seen,” tweeted one American supporter.
“This could really be one of the best-selling kits of all time. As a United supporter I refuse to wear any other club's kits but if I ever did I know this would be it,” said another.
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