LEYTON ORIENT have been forced to move their cup clash with Brighton Under-21s – amid concern 2,000 Ajax fans could gatecrash.
Police advised the East London club to switch the Leasing.com Trophy match back 24 hours from November 5 to avoid any fireworks.
The Amsterdam club were banned from attending their Champions League return against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
So they opted to still fly over having already booked tickets and instead go to the O’s clash with the Seagulls kids.
Ajax were hit with the travel ban after their supporters got into trouble at Benfica last season.
Their punishment was originally suspended but after trouble flared at their match in Valencia this month, Uefa stopped them from attending.
Their fans also clashed with police outside the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium ahead of the semi-final first leg clash last season.
Ajax fans had booked flights and accommodation for their trip to London on November 5.
They approached Orient to let them go to that match.
But after talks with police, the O’s have now moved the Football League Trophy group match back to November 4.
Ajax fans will still travel in their numbers and could loiter in pubs around Chelsea, prompting even more safety concerns.
Thousands of ticketless Ajax fans watched their semi-final with Spurs in pubs in North London.
One Ajax fan took to Twitter, pleading to Orient: “Dear @leytonorientfc. Are you willing to host 2,000 Ajax fans?”
“We are systematically and unlawfully screwed by @UEFA and @metpoliceuk.
“Lots of us booked transport and hotels already and will travel.”