UEFA has ordered the partial closure of Atlético de Madrid's stadium, the Wanda Metropolitano, for the club's next match in the Champions League, this Wednesday the 13th against Manchester Cityfor 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 locations.
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.