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    Nick Chavez @NickChavezMLS August 10, 2013 at 12:35 pm |

    Great read, I’ve been a Madridista for 10 years, and finally got to visit Bernabéu last year when I lived in Madrid for 3 months. I was lucky enough to go to 5 games at the Bernabéu, including the heart-breaking CL semifinal that ended in penalties v Bayern, and the final game where we all celebrated Real Madrid’s 32nd La Liga title. Also got to celebrate Spain’s Euro Cup 2012 win v. Italy in the final during one of Bernabéu’s huge viewing parties. Couple things… it’s “Atlético”, not “Athletico”, and “Madridistas” only mean Real Madrid supporters. If you’re talking about city of Madrid residents in general, you call them “Madrileños”. Yes, Madrileños usually either “Madridista” or “Colchonero/Indio” (the two main names for Atlético supporters). And yes, Atlético supporters are usually more working class, and the stadium (which I also visited to watch R. Madrid beat them 1-4) is in a poorer part of Madrid. Real Madrid is more upper-middle class. Stadium more “civil”, less rowdy. Great read, congrats on visiting the home of the greatest club in sports history!

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    1. rescindedred@gmail.com'
      rescindedredmls August 10, 2013 at 3:01 pm |

      Thanks for the feedback. I don’t mind being wrong with predictions, but no excuse for poor research on my part. Thanks for the clarifications. I’ll do better the next times not be make silly mistakes.

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