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José Luis Martínez-Almeida has become one of the most followed political figures as a result of the worst phases of the coronavirus. The mayor of Madrid has earned the recognition of colleagues, adversaries and even social networks (very scathing against him months ago), a field that has never stopped cultivating, especially in the harshest moments of the pandemic, with motivational messages to the population.
Now that the worst is over, other types of posts are allowed. And as he does not need much to remember that he is a fan of Atlético de Madrid, this Friday he released a very personal tweet with a photo of the remains that remain of the legendary mattress stadium, Vicente Calderón.
The image of the field reduced to a few concrete blocks in the middle of the M-30 thrills many Atleti fans and even outsiders at the Manzanares club. Almeida was not going to be less.
How many times have I suffered, cried and laughed here (and many all in the same game …).
There are things that transcend the value of merely soccer …
El Calderón will always be linked to the memory and heart of Madrid. pic.twitter.com/IIh7xd15ES
– José Luis Martínez-Almeida (@AlmeidaPP_) July 3, 2020
“How many times have I suffered, cried and laughed here (and many all in the same game …). There are things that transcend the value of merely soccer … El Calderón will always be linked to the memory and heart of Madrid, “wrote the PP politician in a sentimental tweet that was filled with interactions in a few minutes.
What a shame it is to see him like this after having lived near him, and to see him daily. This stadium that has made us jump, cry, move and even sing and dance at concerts
It does not matter what the team is, the “CALDERÓN” will be a legend, which will be in the ♥ ️ of all Madrid residents.
– Real Madrid player from ♥ ️ He adored my country 🇪🇦 and R. Madrid (@ Juani88172395) July 3, 2020
That stadium should never have been demolished, it should have been reformed
— Totan tan (@maas_jonatan2) July 3, 2020
And why, instead of Atletico de Madrid Park, we don’t call it Vicente Calderon Park?
– Never Stop Believing (@EduMateosWeb) July 3, 2020
Mayor, old shield or new logo?
– Resilienza ATM (@ResilienzaATM) July 3, 2020
Emotional tweet Mayor. Now, to see if we are more removed from the rubble that is falling into the Manzanares, the river of Madrid, in the dismantling of the stadium. We must protect the heritage that still stands. Thank you!
— Juan Antonio B. 🇪🇸 🏳️🌈 (@Juan_bvilla) July 3, 2020
You have to look forward. This champions is ours and we will bury it among those rubble.
– Superagente (@ Superagente_68) July 3, 2020
Aúpa Atleti, Mayor Mayor
– GuillermoPetersen😷MASCARILLA ALWAYS (@ Guiller67166372) July 3, 2020
I do not get used to the idea of that demolition. I can’t understand the reasons yet. How many afternoons full of emotions, sensations that I will always keep in my memory. Aupa Athletic
– gominola49 (@ gominola49) July 3, 2020
Little remains of that Madrid.
Sad and dark times we are living
– maribel cezar (@ 666bel666) July 3, 2020
Of course some trolley has also been taken (it was impossible that it did not happen)
At least you haven’t won many titles. How beautiful is the Bernabeu, by the way.
– Macarra I (@ Planetamar09) July 3, 2020
Luckily they still have the showcases with the Champions
— Spanish Army (@SpanishArmy5) July 3, 2020