Atletico Madrid will retain membership numbers of season ticket holders who died in the 2020-21 season during the coronavirus crisis, as a tribute to their memory.
A message on the website of the club states: “We have gone through tough times during the past few months and the Atletico de Madrid family has not been oblivious to the effects of Covid-19.”
The message goes on to say, “We had to say goodbye to legendary players and coaches, who made Atleti famous during its existence, as well as some of our team members, sadly. The club will pay them a well-deserved tribute as soon as possible, in gratitude for their dedication and love of our colors and to show that they will always remain in our memories.
“Because of the extremely tough situations we are facing as a consequence of the health crisis, the club has agreed extraordinarily to honor and retain the membership numbers of all those who passed away during the 2020-21 season, as a symbolic act in their remembrance and in appreciation for their help.”
The Rojiblancos claims 32 of their members have died since the onset of the pandemic so far.