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Ajax Fans Throw Flares Onto Pitch

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Overwhelming underdogs PEC Zwolle upset Eredivisie leaders Ajax 5-1 in a sensational Dutch Cup final - where the drama came from both on and off the pitch in equal measure. The match in Rotterdam was suspended after the opening minutes when Zwolle's first foray into the holder's penalty area was greeted with a storm of fireworks thrown by the Ajax supporters. Police said 19 people were arrested before the kick-off for carrying fireworks and insulting behaviour. Nonetheless, smoke bombs, flares and fireworks damaged the pitch and set an advertising hoarding alight to twice delay the match. Players were sent back to the dressing room with even former Ajax and Manchester United keeper Edwin van der Sar publicly pleading with fans to 'Stop with this sh*t'. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2609040/PEC-Zwolle-stun-Ajax-5-1-Dutch-Cup-Final-rain-fireworks-sees-match-abandoned-Rotterdam.html