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Hugo Sanchez shrugs off seeing his Atletico Madrid plaque defaced

Hugo Sanchez refused to bite back at Atletico Madrid fans who vandalised his plaque at the Wandra Metropolitano.

Sánchez, who played for Atletico Madrid, Real Madrid and Rayo Vallecano, is still considered a traitor by many rojiblancos for crossing the city to their rivals at the Bernabéu. And his plaque in the walk of legends reflects this, trampled in dirt and covered in stickers, spit and even excrement to top it off. Fans have also threatened to remove the plaques themselves.

Despite this, the Mexican ex-player shared his feelings on social media stating that he was happy and proud of the steps taken by the club in their move: "Congratulations Atlético for the new Metropolitan stadium. New goals, new path, new destiny, always proud and always great."

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