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This year's celebrations from the balconies


A victory tonight for Madrid would allow the celebratory cries to ring out. They have won all their post-confinement games thus far and so the thought of them doing so again is reasonable. If they don’t, it would be delayed until Sunday, in Leganés, and if it did not happen there, then Barça could be crowned champions. That same day there will be other causes of joy for various groups of fans, whether for their club qualifying for Europe, achieving promotion, staving off relegation... And the same plea goes out to everyone: no extravagant celebrations, please. We have already seen what happened in Vitoria with basketball fans and in Cádiz football club. We saw similar situations before in Liverpool and Naples. We must avoid those scenes from happening and avoid those examples.

Celebrate from the balconies

Given the very real probability that Madrid will be cheering tonight, and even at the risk of offending Villarreal - who could well have a lot to say about the matter - the sports ministry, the city council, LaLiga and Real Madrid themselves, have all called for sound judgement. There will be no photos of the team at Cibeles fountain nor will there be a reception at the Town Hall. The mayor has made a pleasing suggestion: celebrate it from the balcony, the same place from where we have applauded the health workers for months, those whom we owe so much. And the first thing we owe them is to take measures to avoid placing them again in the face of the terrible pressure they suffered. In short, be prudent.

Not this time | Real Madrid fans inside the stadium.
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Not this time | Real Madrid fans inside the stadium.Juan MedinaREUTERS

Young minds need more consideration

After three months stuck in the house, the joy of meeting up is logical, the reenergising of the economy is necessary, and even a collective euphoria is understandable. But the virus is still with us. Now we are seeing more and more outbreaks every day, because too many are acting recklessly and we can no longer make apologies for them. What the Baskonia and Cádiz fans did was insane. Even those young people who feel immune to the disease have to consider that their friends, relatives, elders, health workers and the country's economy all need them to contain themselves. I know that at that enviable age it is not easy, but celebrating from the balcony is another way of releasing joy.