Le Lézard
Classified in: Science and technology, Sports and recreation

AJAX TAKES A STAND AGAINST SOCIAL HATE


Today Ajax's men's and women's teams will play without names on the back of their jerseys. Three dots will be printed on their jersey instead. 

AMSTERDAM, Dec. 9, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Every month, players from Ajax Amsterdam's men's and women's teams receive more than 1,500 hate messages on social media. This figure is based on research data provided by the club. Unfortunately, they are not the only people to experience this kind of online hate. Social hate is a growing trend, affecting millions of people. This weekend, in an effort to silence social hate, Ajax's men's and women's teams will play with three white dots instead of the usual names on their jerseys.