Fans of Basque archrivals Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad competed in balcony decoration with a full display of Atleti scarves and flags on Saturday, the day their teams were going to play the Copa del Rey Final.
Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad should have been playing the football cup final in Seville on Saturday, but while the game was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Bilbao fans still celebrated as if it were happening, singing and cheering from their balconies amid the country-wide lockdown. “We are at the balconies, simply because they don’t let us go to Seville. The least we can do is to celebrate here,” a fan said.
Spain is the most affected country by the coronavirus pandemic in Europe. As of Saturday, more than 190,000 confirmed cases of coronavirus were reported and over 20,000 people have died with the disease according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.