Thanksgiving travel plans took an ugly turn as 95 Ajax fans have been arrested in Paris since last night. International travel can be difficult, especially during a holiday week. Showing up to the French capital wearing ski masks, carrying iron bars and brass knuckles — apparently called “knuckledusters” in Europe — probably doesn’t help.
Ajax take on Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League today. The two clubs’s supporters have a reported history of violence, so Ajax was limited to a traveling contingent of only 850. Forty-one of the Dutch old-timey weapons enthusiasts were released last night, with the rest remaining in custody. To Ajax’s credit, 89 percent of their fans have managed to stay out of jail – a fairly successful incarceration rate for European soccer.