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Young Atletico Madrid fan dies in accident during title celebration

Spanish media reports said he died after his head hit a wall at the entrance of a parking garage while he was leaning out of a moving vehicle.

By: AP | Madrid |
May 23, 2021 9:04:37 pm
atletico madrid, atletico madrid fan death, atletico madrid title win, atletico madrid title win celebrationAtletico Madrid fans celebrate winning La Liga (Reuters)

A 14-year-old Atletico Madrid fan died in an accident while celebrating the team’s Spanish league title early Sunday.

Spanish media reports said he died after his head hit a wall at the entrance of a parking garage while he was leaning out of a moving vehicle.

He was among the thousands of Atletico fans who were out on the streets of Madrid to celebrate the team’s first league title since 2014.

The club expressed its condolences to the boy’s family.

Team captain Koke Resurreccion placed a black armband in honor of the boy on the Neptune statue in Madrid, along with the club’s scarf, a tradition when Atletico wins a title.

The league trophy will be presented to Atletico on Sunday in an event at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium without the presence of fans because of the coronavirus pandemic. The team will then hold a parade across the city, with fans allowed to accompany the players in cars.

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