Liverpool Fans Rename Margaret Thatcher Square In Madrid Ahead Of Champions League Final
Liverpool fans have renamed Margaret Thatcher Square in Madrid to Jeremy Corbyn Square ahead of the Champions League final.
Madrid was the first city in the world to controversially name a square after the former Prime Minster in 2014.
The name has stood since despite proposals to change the name. However, a group of Liverpool fans have taken matters into their own hands.
Supporters have hung up signs that read "Jeremy Corbyn Square" over the Margaret Thatcher sign.
Liverpool fans have renamed Margaret Thatcher Square in Madrid to Jeremy Corbyn Square. pic.twitter.com/4my8WdbJ9e
- George Aylett (@GeorgeAylett) May 31, 2019
Cheeky Liverpool fans rename Margaret Thatcher square in Madrid ahead of Champions League final
Reds supporters have given the Spanish plaza a rebrand on the eve of the Champions League final against Tottenham :joy:#lfc #JFT96 pic.twitter.com/AHoRz31VvF
- Mista Marmite (@mistamarmite) May 31, 2019
Spurs v Liverpool
'Margaret Thatcher Square' in Madrid has been re-named by football fans ahead of the Champions League final:
'Jeremy Corbyn Square'
:soccer: #GetIn :soccer: pic.twitter.com/DKNIx3Rio0
- Steve Jones (@CerdynJones) May 31, 2019
Liverpool fans have renamed Margaret Thatcher Square in Madrid to Jeremy Corbyn Square. pic.twitter.com/Z5dNot8y3E
- The Away Fans (@theawayfans) May 31, 2019
Margaret Thatcher Square is now @jeremycorbyn square!! UP THE REDS! pic.twitter.com/91tPpPq7Us
- DoddzY (@ADodds89) May 31, 2019
It goes without say that Thatcher is hated by the people of Liverpool for her treatment of the city in the 80s.
The Echo caught up with Paul Walton who was one of those involved in the square's 'rebranding'.
"They commemorate thatcher in Madrid, but they don't really understand what she did to the city and our people," he said.
"Liverpool is Labour, always has been always will be, so we decided to commemorate that with Jezza here."
Meanwhile, despite Liverpool receiving an allocation of less than 17,000 tickets for Saturday's showpiece, over 80,000 Liverpool fans are expected in the Spanish capital for the Champions League final against Tottenham.