For years successful football teams have toured their home town in an open top bus with little or no incidents, why is it that this year both Ajax Amsterdam and Real Madrid players have managed to drop the trophy within weeks of each other. Hopefully this is not going to be a trend.
Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos lost control of the Copa del Rey as Real Madrid celebrated their cup success. Now as Ajax were celebrating their first league title win since 2004 after a dramatic last day of the season that saw them beat and then topple FC Twente, goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg, let the trophy slip from his usually reliable grasp.
Hailed as a potential successor to Edwin Van der Sar at Manchester United next season, he will hope that Sir Alex Ferguson has not seen the footage of his clanger.