Atletico Madrid president Cerezo sorry for insulting Rayo Vallecano fans
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has apologised for directing offensive gestures at Rayo Vallecano fans before a recent La Liga game between the teams.
As he took his seat before Atletico's 2-0 win at the Estadio Vallecas in late December, Cerezo was barracked by Rayo fans.
The 67-year-old responded with a number of offensive gestures and remarks before being persuaded to sit down by security personnel.
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Ahead of Atletico's return to Vallecas to face their Madrid rivals in Wednesday's Copa del Rey round-of-16 first leg, the film producer told reporters he was happy to return to the stadium and apologise in person to those who had been involved.
"The tone I employed was not my usual tone, nor were my actions my usual actions," Cerezo said. "I am delighted to go back there as I will apologise personally."
Cerezo took control of Atletico alongside Jesus Gil in 1987.