An online petition to strip Real Madrid off their first five European Cup wins, has amassed 50,000 votes. The petition on change.org claims the trophies Real Madrid won in the first five European Cup tournaments, between 1955-56 and 1959-60, were not in the same format as the modern Champions League.
Real Madrid have won the European Cup and Champions League 10 times in total, and they have the chance to make it 11 when they face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final on May 28 in Milan.
The petition, started by Spain-based user ‘Justicia Deportiva’, which translates as Sporting Justice, reads: “We wish to request, in the name of the values represented by the sport and by democracy, that Real Madrid’s European Cup titles won between 1955-56 and 1959-60 are immediately revoked.
“[This would be] in recognition of the fact that those trophies in no way correspond to the competition recognised today as the UEFA Champions League.”
Champions League organisers UEFA will be the recipient of the petition once it’s complete.