Ahead of yesterday’s match against Real Sociedad, hundreds of fans rallied against Atlético owners Enrique Cerezo and Miguel Ángel Gil.
The angry supporters, many donning the movement’s green and gold scarf, gathered at the Marqués de Vadillo Square and marched to the stadium holding up signs and singing songs, all with one common message targeted at Gil and Cerezo: leave the Calderón.
According to the police, 700 fans had amassed for the protests, but that number seemed significantly larger when the group reached their destination, as many supporters joined along the way.
The action was organised and lead by Atléticos por el Cambio frontmen Gabriel Camuñas and Vicente Calderón Jr. They were supported by Señales de Humo, who had hosted the 7th edition of the Gaudeamus Atleti earlier on Sunday. The Señales forum was dedicated to Luis Aragonés, with other Atlético icons such as Miguel Reina and Pepe Navarro also present at the yearly event.
With plenty of policemen on the scene, no major incidents occurred during the afternoon demonstrations.
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