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ATLETICO DE MADRID | PLEASE ACCEPT APOLOGIES TO ALL SEVILLA FANS - ANTONIO PUERTA FAMILY

I undertsand that times are tough, that there are many people with serious frustrations & emotional needs to belong. Sports is traditionally a "release button" of emotions which eases the five-six days of "pain". However, when the "frustration" gets mixed up with twisted illusions & many times "intoxicated" minds we sadly get events that occured at the ATLETICO DE MADRID "Vicente Calderon" Stadium this weekend.


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.

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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.

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