After the fall of the League in 2009 and the refoundation in 2011, Estrela da Amadora returned to the national competitions.
A return in the Azores against Fontinhas that had the right to supporters, a rarity at a time when preventive measures against the pandemic of Covid-19 require bare seats – as happened not far away, in the same archipelago, with Santa Clara receiving the Maritime.
In total, 210 people were present at the Municipal Stadium of Praia da Vitória – all wearing an individual protection mask, following the instructions of the health authorities -, six of whom made a trip from Amadora to the Azores, to see Estrela win 2- 1.
The Azores are the only region in the country where public seats are allowed, with 10% of the total capacity. It is necessary to observe the three places of distance between each fan. Except in the League.
Filipe Ribeiro, 21, was one of those cases. «The love for the club made me and five other young people make the trip. It was a long time without going to a football stadium. We missed it and it was seen here that it was a beautiful party, fulfilling all the safety rules. What happened here is an example for the whole country and I appeal to the authorities in Portugal to look at this case ”, said A BOLA.
Fontinhas president José Fernando also praised the fans’ behavior. «The public complied, behaved well, there was social distance and it was good for football, it was seen that the party has another flavor. We didn’t win, but everything went well and I liked people’s behavior ”, he said.