Ajax release Bob Marley-inspired third kit in tribute to fan anthem 'Three Little Birds'

Ajax release Bob Marley-inspired third kit in tribute to fan anthem 'Three Little Birds'


The song is heard at every home game and has now been commemorated in a new strip for the 2021-22 season

Ajax have released their Bob Marley-inspired new third kit for the 2021-22 season, which is a tribute to their fans' anthem 'Three Little Birds'.

The kit will primarily be worn in European fixtures during the campaign and helps to commemorate the supporters' affinity with the reggae anthem.

It has quickly proved a hit with Ajax fans after it was released on Friday, August 20.

Ajax have unveiled a new third kit inspired by Jamaican singer Bob Marley’s iconic song ‘Three Little Birds’.

The black strip, which features red, yellow and green details and has three little birds just below the collar on the back of the shirt, is a tribute to the Dutch club’s fans’ love for the reggae tune.

The spontaneous love story between Marley’s track and the Ajax supporters started in 2008 following a pre-season friendly in Cardiff where the song came on the sound system as the travelling spectators were asked to remain in their seats.

The fans instantly embraced the song and have used the tune as their anthem ever since.

Marley’s daughter Cedella told Ajax’s official website: “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. To use his words: football is freedom.”