Real Madrid slam Marca report claiming away shirts are not permitted at the Bernabeu.
Real Madrid have denounced the report claiming away shirts are banned from the Santiago Bernabeu ahead of their Copa del Rey clash with Atletico Madrid.
Ahead of Thursday’s Copa del Rey quarterfinal matchup at the Bernabeu versus city rivals Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid released a strong statement. Los Blancos have retaliated against a Marca report that claimed the team had banned away jerseys in their stadium.
Real Madrid also offered up an explanation as to why they have only allocated Atletico 334 tickets for the match. The Spanish champions say this is the same amount they will receive for the second leg of the tie at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium in a week’s time.
“This information is categorically and entirely incorrect. Real Madrid has never refused entry to the Santiago Bernabéu stadium to fans wearing away team jerseys. This has always been the case, as we have seen in every match held in our stadium, and this will continue to be the case,” the club said in a statement.
“Regarding the number of tickets that Real Madrid has made available to Atlético de Madrid for this upcoming match, our club would like to clarify that the number of tickets made available to Atlético de Madrid is the same number that Real Madrid receives when visiting the Metropolitano stadium.”
Los Blancos face two crunch matches in the space of four days at the Bernabeu. Madrid welcome Atletico in the Copa del Rey on Thursday and then host an in-form Real Sociedad side in La Liga on Sunday.