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Fans gather to support Ajax youngster Abdelhak Nouri

Goal.com logo Goal.com 14-07-2017

Large groups of fans gathered to support Ajax youngster Abdelhak Nouri on Friday, with Nouri’s father taking the time to thank them.

The 20-year-old midfielder collapsed in a friendly against Werder Bremen on July 8. While initial tests were hopeful, the club confirmed he had suffered “serious and permanent brain damage” after he was removed from his medically induced coma.

Nouri tragedy devastates all of football

His injuries are so severe Nouri is unlikely to live an independent life, if he does wake up. However, his family has not given up hope.

And they received support from Ajax fans Friday, as a large gathering took place on the street where Nouri’s family lives.

#Nouri WE HOUDEN VAN JE! pic.twitter.com/IR3sFDSf1n

— Avalon (@effjex) July 14, 2017

Vader Abdelhak bedankt iedereen, door over zijn hart te strijken. Dit is echt heel bijzonder... pic.twitter.com/ZCDMiigPXd

— Sofyan Mbarki (@sofyan_mbarki) July 14, 2017

#nouripic.twitter.com/vmwbfIHcBi

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— Sofyan Mbarki (@sofyan_mbarki) July 14, 2017

Nouri’s father greeted the those gathered and thanked them for their support.

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