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Rio Ferdinand Says Stefan Savic Is 'Jealous' Of Jack Grealish, Calls Atletico 'Embarrassing'

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Rio Ferdinand Says Stefan Savic Is 'Jealous' Of Jack Grealish, Calls Atletico 'Embarrassing'

​Rio Ferdinand branded Atletico Madrid 'embarrassing' and accused Stefan Savic of being 'jealous' of Jack Grealish following their spicy Champions League match. 

​Atletico vs. Manchester City descended into chaos after Felipe received his second yellow card following a challenge on Phil Foden. 

From there, both sets of teams got involved - with Savic headbutting Raheem Sterling and pulling Grealish's hair

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The former Man City defender was condemned by fans and critics for his antics, with Ferdinand taking aim at him and his team after the final whistle. 

He slammed the player's actions, the La Liga side 'distasteful' and said they should be 'embarrassed' in a scathing assessment of their showing in Europe. 

"Distasteful behaviour from the Atletico players, they should be embarrassed with some of the antics they have gone on with," he said on BT Sport. 

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"You have to say, talking about football, well done to Atletico Madrid as they made Manchester City play in a way we haven't seen for a long time, took them out of their rhythm and their stride. But some of the stuff towards the end was not what you want to see on a football pitch."

Ferdinand also weighed in on the incident between Grealish and Savic as he hit out at the Montenegro international.

The Manchester United legend said Savic is 'jealous' of the £100 million star forward. ​

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"What Jack’s said there, what we can’t say here live on air, gets said about nine times out of 10 by a player on the pitch at some point [in] most games," he added.

"There’s verbals that go on and you have a little bit of back and forth with people. It shouldn’t result in that. Savic will look back on that and think it’s not his finest moment.​

"It must’ve been the Gucci deal he got! He mustn’t be happy he got the Gucci deal! The hair length? I don’t know what’s wrong. Jealousy? £100m price tag? Either Jack said something we haven’t seen or he just doesn’t like the look of him.

"If I was Jack Grealish I’d be talking about being on the winning team."

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport/Champions League

Topics: Rio Ferdinand, Jack Grealish, Manchester City, Atletico Madrid, Football

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