UEFA has banned Ajax from wearing a ‘Three Little Birds’ motif on the back of their Bob Marley-inspired third kit, as per theathletic.com .
The shirt originally had three birds — in red, yellow, and green — sewn just underneath the back of the collar, commemorating the 1977 reggae classic.
Fans noticed the absence of the birds during Ajax’s 2-0 away win over PEC Zwolle on Saturday, the first time that the club had worn their alternate shirt.
Commenting on the removal of the detail, the Amsterdam club said: “The European Football Association [UEFA] sees it as a different expression than the club logo, logo clothing sponsor or sleeve sponsor. Other expressions are not allowed.”