Ajax release Bob Marley-inspired third kit in recognition of fan anthem ‘Three Little Birds’ – See lovely video
Ajax have released their Bob Marley-inspired new third kit for the 2021/2022 season, which is a tribute to their fans’ anthem ‘Three Little Birds’.
The kit will mainly be worn in European fixtures during the season and helps to honour the supporters’ bond with the reggae anthem.
It has quickly proved a hit with Ajax fans after it was released on Friday, August 20.
Marley’s daughter Cedella Marley said: “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 kit, by Ajax and Adidas in collaboration with the Bob Marley family, is a black shirt which features red, yellow and green details.
Just below the collar on the back of the shirt, there are three little birds sitting on Amsterdam’s Andreas crosses as a reference to the song.
The song Three Little Birds was released by Bob Marley in 1977.