UEFA Forces to Modify the New Ajax Third Jersey adidas 21/22
However, when wearing it for the first time against PEC Zwolle, Ajax and adidas had to slightly modify the design.
The adjustment consisted of eliminating the three-small red, yellow and green birds, which were prostrate on the back of the neck and on the three “x’s” of the Amsterdam flag; in this way, the back was completely black.
Faced with the change, Ajax explained that “[UEFA] sees it as a different expression than the club logo, logo clothing sponsor or manga sponsor. No other expressions are allowed.”
The UEFA uniform regulations say verbatim that the “collar area” must “contain only the identification of the team in accordance with Paragraph 19.01. The neck area must be free of any manufacturer identification or sponsor advertising. “
However, the first design Bob Marley-inspired of Ajax third jersey adidas has been very well received by the fans, with the club’s Marketing Director, Menno Geelen, saying it has “sold at least four times more than any other Ajax jersey.”