Tuesday, May 24

UEFA orders the closure of a part of the Atlético de Madrid stadium due to the Nazi salutes of the ultras in Manchester


UEFA has ordered the partial closure of the Atlético de Madrid stadium, the Wanda Metropolitano, in the club’s next match in the Champions League, this Wednesday the 13th against Manchester City, due to the “discriminatory behavior” of the fans who were caught making Nazi salutes from the stands. It happened in the first leg of the quarterfinals, played last Tuesday in the English team’s field.

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According to the decision of the UEFA Appeals Body announced this Monday, the club must inform before the confrontation on Wednesday of the sector that will close to the public, which must include at least 5,000 seats.

In addition, they must also display a banner with the slogan “No to Racism”, with the logo of the European federation. According to Marca, sources from Atlético de Madrid believe that the sanction is “totally disproportionate” and that it will be “impossible to execute”. Its legal services are working on a resource to at least delay compliance with the sanction.

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.



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