Mother Nature 1, Ajax 0.
A massive storm with hurricane-force gusts hit the UK and mainland Europe on Monday, and in light of the tough conditions, Dutch side Ajax thought it’d be wise to hold practice in their indoor facility - an inflatable dome.
Alas, it wasn’t enough to hold out the storm.
While preparing for Tuesday’s Dutch Cup match against ASWH, the team realized that the wind outside was getting stronger and stronger, concerning manager Frank de Boer so much that he decided to relocate training back to the outdoor fields as a safety precaution.
What a great call that turned out to be, because mere minutes later, Ajax’s inflatable dome collapsed to the ground under the pressure of the heavy storm. Thanks to expert forecaster de Boer, nobody was in the vicinity when the incident took place and there were no injuries. The club’s website later showed some footage of the collapse:
And here’s the before picture: