The boys and their posters dedicated to the idols of football. In this case, a very special one dedicated to Messi at PSG.
The club Ajaxfrom Hollandhas banned his fans from carrying cardboard signs to his stadium asking players for their shirts after matches, the Dutch club said today.
Ajax lifethe club’s magazine assured that it had appeared an increasing number of such signs in Johan Cruyff Arena matches, played mostly as children.
The publication’s report says there have been too many posters lately, that players have passed without delivering a jersey have been criticized and described as arrogant and that the signs represent, according to the club, a fire hazard due to the material they are made of.
On Sunday many children were prevented from carrying similar banners into the stadium during the Super Cup match between Ajax and PSV Eindhoven.
Ajax players celebrate a goal in the match against PSV Eindhoven, the first without banners. Photo: Vincent Jannink / ANP / AFP.
The decision was celebrated by the football environment as expressed by the local media, because in this way embarrassing situations will be avoided in social networks and the gestures “will begin to be more spontaneous and genuine”.
Others, however, have questioned the provision as an offense to the right to freedom of expression in a country committed to this, especially since those involved in this type of problem are children who demonstrate without violence.
A growing trend
No one is clear where or in what sport this growing fashion poster to order t-shirts but it has established itself on the stages all over the world, even in Argentina. A close example is the lower stalls of the candy boxattached to the tunnel that connects the local changing room with the pitch, where once the matches are over it is filled with children and adults with placards asking for a souvenir from the Boca players.
And if proper names are pronounced, Leone Messi Usually he is the favorite protagonist of the fans who take the field with the illusion of taking a memory, in this case of the best footballer in the world.
Messi posters are usually seen in every corner of the planet where Paris Saint-Germain, or the Argentine national team, play. A phenomenon also evident during the South American Qualifiers, when Albiceleste had to play as a guest and the local public put aside the rivalry to yield to 10.
However, it is worth remembering in this sense a funny situation that occurred during the Champions League, when PSG faced Manchester City and an English boy carried a poster asking Messi to bring him the shirt of Foden, a figure of the PSG Guardiola team.
“Messi, can you get me Foden’s shirt?”, The witty poster that a City fan dedicated to Leo.