Three weeks ago there was little argument against the observation that Ajax had the worst European travelling support we have seen at Celtic Park – half a century of history. Attacks on Celtic fans by a roaming gang on Tuesday night was not a surprise. The banner, which Uefa are trying to ignore, but will surely be shamed into doing something about, was offensive and, in most jurisdictions, a criminal offense.
When the police collaborate it’s hard not to verge into the realms of branding a society “dysfunctional”. Amsterdam is wealthy, affluent, liberal but intolerant, badly policed and violent. The visit of Celtic fans passed with less incident (and arrest of visitors) than most visiting fans endured in recent seasons.
Visit Bruges instead.
[calameo code=000390171863b3fb8428f lang=en page=122 hidelinks=1 width=100% height=500]
CQN Annual.. due off the presses within a week: