Shirtless Ajax fan climbs scaffolding to lead chants as Dutch supporters take over Leicester Square ahead of Spurs Champions League semi-final
- Tottenham host Ajax in their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday evening
- The Dutch fans have been taking full advantage of their day out in London
- A large number of their fans have gathered in Leicester Square ahead of clash
Ajax fans have descended on Leicester Square ahead of their Champions League semi-final against Tottenham.
The Dutch giants take part in their first final four game in Europe’s elite club competition in 22 years on Tuesday night and their supporters are taking advantage of the opportunity.
On a warm day in London, their fanbase met at one of the capital’s landmarks to enjoy their trip.
A shirtless Ajax fan climbed scaffolding in Leicester Square and led supporters in chants
The supporter also cracked over a can of beer and sprayed it around his head on Tuesday
The fan seemed to be having a great time as they built up to their game against Tottenham
Other Ajax supporters gathered below the scaffolding and joined in the chants
A particularly enthusiastic Ajax fan was even spotted climbing a piece of scaffolding to address to the rest of the supporters.
He cracked open a beer to the acclaim of those gathered below before spraying the drink around his head and leading the rest of the fans in a chant.
The fan then descended down the scaffolding and continued the celebrations back at street level.
London Metropolitan Police are on high alert for Tuesday’s semi-final clash.
The Ajax fan could also be seen gesturing as he led the chants in Leicester Square
Supporters below the fan on the scaffolding were clearly delighted by his efforts
The Ajax fan will be hoping his side can progress in the Champions League semi-final
Uniformed police officers are set to be stationed inside Tottenham’s new stadium, in addition to the usual stewarding procedure, after the force raised the risk level of the fixture to a Category C fixture.
A section of Ajax’s support have a reputation for causing trouble. There were clashes with Italian Juventus fans before the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final in Amsterdam and busloads of Ajax fans were raided by police on the eve of the second leg in Turin.
Italian authorities upended 54 weapon-carrying ‘ultras’ and escorted them out of the country. Ajax fans were found in possession of knuckle-dusters, mouth guards and pyrotechnics.
Thorough checks will be made on supporters entering the stadium, while the police will also be wary of any hotspots in the capital after the trouble that played out in Amsterdam when England fans travelled to Holland for a friendly match last year.
Tottenham will host the raucous Ajax supporters at their new ground on Tuesday evening