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Football fans fined for anti police t-shirt

Friday 07 January 2011

Three fans of Amsterdam football club Ajax have each been fined €330 for wearing a t-shirt with an anti-police message.

The three attended the Ajax Heracles match last April wearing t-shirts with the numbers 1312 printed on them. 1312 stands for ACAB, or ‘all cops are bastards’.

The public prosecution department told the Telegraaf it is the first time supporters have been fined for such an offence.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

I can't agree with this.
Did they get fined for wearing the shirts or for becoming violent/verbally-offensive when the police agents asked them to change shirts?

By Michelangelo | 7 January 2011 9:47 AM

What is the problem here...are the police concerned that the fans were revealing state secrets?

By Deep Throat | 7 January 2011 10:50 AM

12,13,12 you'll figure that out!

By Alex Jones | 7 January 2011 11:42 AM

Search Google for 1312 and you won't find "All Cops Are Bastards". 1312 could just as easily be a denouncement of Pope Clement the 5th or stand for the letters ML. WTF?

By Morgan | 7 January 2011 1:26 PM

I have a tremendous new business idea! Let's make up some burqas with 1312 stitched on them! Kidding of course...

By Richard Kane | 7 January 2011 3:00 PM

Sounds a touch paranoid to me.

By Kelsiaro | 7 January 2011 3:43 PM

"ACAB" is a very common term amongst ultras, punks and skins. According to other newspaper, their excuse was that "1312" meant "December the 13th". How lame is that? I'm glad the judge didn't buy that.

By They got it coming | 7 January 2011 4:04 PM

Now wearing tshirts with "1312" on them is illegal?! This is insane.

By José Pedro Magalhães | 8 January 2011 8:12 AM

I cant believe that a so called civilised society could make it criminal offence to wear a slogan. This country has become a despot state and its getting worse. Time for a revolt me thinks.

By pAUL | 8 January 2011 1:49 PM

ACAB = 1312 Hmmm

22 5 18 25 3 12 5 22 5 18

By KenM | 10 January 2011 2:56 AM

I'm not an expert in civil rights in the Netherlands but I suspect this is a violation of the right to Freedom of Speech. After all, the t-shirts printings are not promoting violence toward the police. I imagin the fines will be overturned on appeal.

By Quince | 10 January 2011 4:14 PM

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