In a statement released on Saturday, Ajax said Gesser and his brother had been killed in the accident.
“There will be a minute of silence before the matches start and the Ajax players will wear armbands in mourning of Gesser’s passing. In addition, flags will be flown at half-mast at the Toekomst sports complex.
“Ajax is deeply moved by this tragic event. The club wishes Gesser’s loved ones strength in the coming time in dealing with this immeasurable loss.”
Gesser was born on February 27, 2005 in IJsselstein, Netherlands.
Gesser, a striker, joined Ajax from Alphense Boys, after stints at Almere City and VVIJ. He has played for the Dutch giants since 2018.
This season, he was preparing to play for Ajax’s under-17 team.
Spanish giants Real Madrid expressed condolences on Twitter.
“Real Madrid wishes to express its condolences to his family and loved ones, his teammates and his club.”
Former Bayern Munich and Germany defender Jérôme Boateng also paid respects to Gesser on Twitter.
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