The Court of Arbitration for Sport (TAS) has accepted the appeal of Atlético de Madrid requesting the precautionary suspension of the partial closure of its stadium, the Wanda Metropolitano, after the sanction decreed by UEFA for the Nazi salutes of the ultras captured in the first leg of the Champions League quarterfinals, played last Tuesday at Manchester City’s ground. Therefore, the second leg will be played with the maximum capacity allowed in the Metropolitan.
Police control, less bottle and a lot of noise in the Plaza Mayor of Madrid during the hooligan avalanche
“The TAS responds to our request and provisionally suspends the partial closure of the Wanda Metropolitano; All members and fans with a season ticket or seat for tonight’s game will be able to access the stadium,” the team explained in a statement.
The UEFA Appeals Body decided to sanction the Madrid club for the “discriminatory attitude” on the part of its fans and decreed that a sector of the stadium should be closed and that it should include at least 5,000 seats.
UEFA’s measure also required displaying a banner with the slogan “No to Racism”, with the logo of the European federation. Atlético de Madrid expressed its intention to appeal the sanction to, at least, try to delay it for being “totally disproportionate” and “impossible to execute”.
The fascist greetings among part of the mattress fans were recorded after the goal of the Belgian Kevin de Bruyne, a Manchester City player, who was the winner of the match.