Four hours before the start of the first leg of the Champions League against Real Madrid, shortly after 17, around 200 Atalanta fans gathered near the Gewiss Stadium for an unauthorized event. The fans who filled the square in front of the stadium and also the sidewalks of Viale Giulio Cesare have gradually increased to almost a thousand.
And this despite the appeals to be “close to the team but in front of the TV” by this morning with a letter to L’Eco di Bergamo from the director of the Agency for the Protection of Health of Bergamo, Massimo Giupponi.
The Nerazzurri supporters, including choirs, flags and banners, concentrated in the Baretto in Viale Giulio Cesare, in front of the Renaissance Tribune, the usual meeting place for organized fans, even after the club itself had shared both the letter on his website is a Facebook post in this sense from Ats: “Atalanta-Real Madrid: this evening we follow our favorite team from home, to protect us and others from the contagion of Covid19 and its variants”.
The gathering is not an initiative of the Curva Nord, but the fruit of a tamtam on the eve of Whatsapp groups. It is the second gathering of Atalantine supporters in an era of anti-Covid restrictions after the one in Zingonia on 10 February, at the departure of the social bus for the city stadium before the return semi-final of the Italian Cup with Napoli. However, there are no problems for public order and people, wearing masks, are respecting social distancing.
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