Liverpool fans in Madrid have renamed Margaret Thatcher Square to Jeremy Corbyn Square, according to photos leaked on social media.
The Reds fans are in the Spanish capital ahead of tonight’s Champions League final where they will meet Tottenham Hotspur in an all-English clash.
And they haven’t wasted any time in the run-up to the game.
Photos posted by George Aylett appear to show home-made Jeremy Corbyn plaques masking the main entrance to Margaret Thatcher Square.
The decision to name the square after the former Conservative leader was made by the then-ruling right-wing Popular Party in 2014, but that didn’t sit well with the travelling Liverpool fans.
Paul Doherty, one of the fans involved in the renaming, said they were frustrated by the commemoration to Thatcher and decided to cover her name with their own signs for Mr Corbyn.
“We don’t appreciate that a woman can be celebrated like that in a foreign country where there is no understanding of the damage she’s actually done,” Mr Doherty said.
“You know Liverpool is Labour, it always has been and it always will be so we thought we’d commemorate that with Jezza over there.
“We took over Thatcher Square, it’s now Corbyn Square.”
Liverpool fans have renamed Margaret Thatcher Square in Madrid to Jeremy Corbyn Square. pic.twitter.com/4my8WdbJ9e— George Aylett (@GeorgeAylett) May 31, 2019