In Sunday’s match against Sevilla, a group of fans at the Vicente Calderón sang chants mocking the tragic death of former Sevilla player Antonio Puerta, who passed away in August of 2007 after succumbing to heart failure.
Three days before he died, Puerta, who was only 22-years-old, collapsed on the pitch of the Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán during a match against Getafe.
Atlético have issued an official statement condemning the disgraceful behaviour, which reads as follows:
Atlético Madrid deeply regret the chants aimed at Antonio Puerta during the match this past Sunday, the 2nd of October at the Vicente Calderón Stadium. Our club is deeply repulsed by these songs and apologises to the family of the late footballer, to Sevilla and to the general football public. Atlético Madrid supports respect in football and we hope that these actions are not repeated at our stadium or in any other of our football grounds.