OFFICIAL STATEMENT

Three members provisionally suspended indefinitely due to their alleged involvement in a hate crime

After the identification and proposal of sanctions by the Anti-Violence Commission against the alleged perpetrators of the "repugnant and unacceptable" incident that occurred prior to the Copa del Rey derby against Real Madrid, and after the club's verification that three of them are season ticket holders in the Fan Stand, Atlético de Madrid, in accordance with its internal regulations, has decided to provisionally suspend their membership indefinitely while their case is resolved in court.

The club's internal regulations classify as "very serious" offenses that result in "damage to the image, prestige, and social standing of Club Atlético de Madrid" and that go against "this club's commitment to reject and oppose any form of verbal or physical violence, as well as any racist, xenophobic, or intolerant act".

Once again, we reiterate, as we expressed in our official statement on January 26th, our strong and unequivocal condemnation of any act that attacks the dignity of individuals or institutions, and our commitment to fight against and eradicate all forms of violence in sports. As we have always stated, throughout its 120-year history, our club has been characterized as an open and inclusive space, and we will not allow the behavior of a few individuals to tarnish the image of the thousands of passionate and respectful Atlético fans who support their team.

Furthermore, we encourage the authorities to investigate and address other violent attitudes and incidents related to hate crimes that have occurred this season in our country. This is not the kind of football we want, and it is the responsibility of everyone to prevent it. 

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