ATLETICO & SEVILLA FC fans have "problems" that date & get "vibed" up daily on the Social Media channels. Before this weekends match between both there was problems outside the field.
|Atletico de Madrid Ultras|
However the worst was yet to come. The Atletico de Madrid most exalted fan base, el "Frente Atletico", began singing chants of "ea ea ea, Puerta se marea" ( ...., Puerte is getting dizzy). ANTONIO PUERTA ( Sevilla FC player ) died August 2007 after collapsing on the field from a heart attack against Getafe.
Now in realize that NOT ALL of the Atletico fans were involved or approve of this disgraceful event. The guilty are few ( just hundreds), but their lame attempt at "hurting the feelings" of the Sevilla team & their fans was a grave & unfortunate mistake. Antonio Puerta is no longer here, so he can´t obviously feel the hurt, but what about his family? female partner? his children? What have they to do in all this shit that must have re-opened deep wounds?
The Club that these Atletico de Madrid fans are supposed to adore has suffered a severe blow to its image, its reputation & its historical working - class "helping the next guy" ethos. I, as a died hard Atletico de Madrid fan, ask for apologies to all the Sevilla fans & especially to the Puerta family. I was absolutely ashamed & embarrassed by what occurred as these few do not represent the Club or the thousands of good hearted Atletico fans. In fact the Club , the institution, has public released a news note asking for forgiveness for this horrible behaviour of a group of individuals who put on the Clubs shirt.
Sport is just this, Sport. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose but its just Sport. Taking it beyond & melting it into your day to day as your only reason for existence needs medical attention. Unfortunately, our society is "forcing" many weak minds to find comfort in groups & in the collective as a defensive mechanism that one pays dearly by losing ones own personal identity. Hurtful chants, racism, violence... nothing to do with Football, symptoms of a "sick society" that we ( Spaniards) as a whole are finally responsible for our lack of action & attention.