According to Voetbal International, Ajax is furious with one aspect of the KNVB’s decisions on Friday.

One aspect of the KNVB’s statements on Friday that went under the radar was the idea of a solidarity fund that club’s in Europe set up to help other clubs.

The statement read, “The professional football board is of the opinion that unity and solidarity are very important for Dutch (professional) football in these difficult times. Partly for this reason, the board is of the opinion that the professional football organisations, which will participate in the European club competitions on the basis of the decision of the board of professional football, have a heavy moral obligation to transfer part of the money they receive in connection with this participation, to be distributed among all professional football organisations.”

In this proposal, which was put forward by AZ, Ajax would contribute 25% of their European earnings which comes from reaching the Champions League group stages. Way more than the other clubs, unless AZ gets through their Champions League qualifiers.

According to Voetbal International, “That passage caused bad blood at Ajax, that it was’ scandalous’ that the union also first looked at the club from Amsterdam, without having lobbyed with the government in The Hague.”

Ajax were already annoyed that they were denied the title despite being the number one side for the KNVB. They also feel that the organisation ignored their idea for a solidarity fund, which was for clubs to put in a lump sum now for struggling clubs. This proposal was not even mentioned by the KNVB.

Ajax are set to refuse the 25% payment but are still open to helping out other clubs. However, it will be on their terms.




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