It’s been quiet around Atléticos por el Cambio for some weeks now. In February they publicly criticised the current owners of Atlético, and announced their intention of helping the fans take the club back from the hands of Miguel Ángel Gil Marín and Enrique Cerezo.
Yesterday Gabriel Camuñas held a press conference to give more insight into the group’s motives. Atleticos por el Cambio have requested an audit of the club’s financial records, but our directors are, unsurprisingly, reluctant to do so. Last month’s court sentence could possibly give the minority shareholders the right to audit, as they now hold more than 5% of the shares. Since Atlético’s directors have appealed the decision, it’s expected this matter might drag on for another couple of months or even years.
The main goal of Atleticos por el Cambio is to give Atleti back to its fans and allow supporters to choose and vote for a president. To make their voice heard once more, a demonstration has been planned this Sunday ahead of the match against Real Sociedad. A large group of fans will march from Marqués de Vadillo to Pirámides some two hours before kick-off.
Gil and Cerezo to sell their shares?
Perhaps the most interesting thing from Camuñas’ press conference was his notion of a possible departure from our club directors:
“I know that Gil Marín and Cerezo are preparing to sell the club to the highest bidder,” he said.
What do you think of the protests against our major shareholders? Do you think they really could be looking to leave the club?