Dutch topflight club Ajax, have unveiled their third kit associated with Bob Marley and his legendary song “Three Little Birds”. Considered as a great inspiration to the football club, the song gradually became an unofficial anthem for the fans since 2008.
“Three Little Birds” which can regularly be heard echoing around the Johan Cruyff Arena was embraced by the club and its supporters from the moment they traveled to Wales thirteen years ago to face Cardiff City. The stadium DJ played the song while the Dutch fans were asked to remain in the stands at the end of the game to reduce congestion.
Today on the recently released kit, the “Three Little Birds” have been etched in the famous red, green, and gold colours associated with Marley’s Rastafarian religion.
His daughter Cedella Marley expressed much excitement to see Ajax pay such a tribute to her father “I am beyond touched that Ajax has taken Three Little Birds and made it their anthem. Stories like this warm my heart and show how impactful songs like Three Little Birds can be. Soccer was everything to my father and to use his words ‘football is freedom’” the 53-year old Jamaican singer said.
Ajax are one of the latest clubs of the Eredivisie to release their 2021-22 third kit. They face FC Twente in a second game of the season after giving NEC Nijmegen a five-nil thrashing in their first outing.