It was one of the many conflicts during the so-called 'velvet revolution' at Ajax: the quarrel between former player Tscheu La Ling and Steven ten Have, then chairman of the supervisory board at the Amsterdam club.
Johan Cruijff wanted to turn Ajax to his hand and pushed the friendly Ling forward as the intended director. Most supervisory directors, including Ten Have, did not find the former right-wing outside suitable.
Ling filed a lawsuit against Ten Have, because he would have linked him to bribery during meetings with the supporters and the Council of Members.
Tuesday, after seven years, an end came to the lingering lawsuit that Ling had filed. The court of appeal in Arnhem has been unsuccessful on appeal and rejected all the demands of the former footballer.
Ling lost the lawsuit in January 2012, but then did not accept the verdict.