Chants of “Free Palestine” slowly morphed into something much more sinister when a single fan in the crowd began to yell “Kill the Jews.” Others joined in reciting the violent slogan. They soon began jumping up and down in a rage, screaming "Ubij, ubij Židove," or "Kill, kill the Jews."
Dutch activist Ronny Naftaniel requested that Ajax put a stop to the anti-Semitic action.
This kind of anti-Semitic outburst has been on the rise in Europe since last summer, when growing animosity between Israel and Hamas reached a boiling point. In one particular instance, anti-Semitic rioters set cars on fire in Sarcelles, France, also known as “Little Jerusalem” for its large Jewish population.
FC Utrecht said in a statement it is investigating the incident and vowed to punish those identified.