Granada Were Furious With A Sponsor's Tweet After Being Embarrassed By Atletico Madrid
La Liga side Granada were brutally trolled by their own sponsors on Sunday after a humiliating defeat to Atletico Madrid.
Diego Simeone's side ran out 6-1 winners at the Wanda Metropolitano and they were completely dominant throughout, with Joao Felix the standout player.
Felix's performance caught the eye of betting company Winamax Deportes who enjoyed his goal and assist.
Their official social media shared a popular internet meme on Twitter to show how scintillating the 20-year-old was.
"Winamax, patrocinador oficial del Granada". pic.twitter.com/qdD8Los659
- Albert Ortega (@AlbertOrtegaES1) September 27, 2020
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One key detail, however, is that Winamax are Granada's main sponsor and even feature on the club's shirts.
Naturally, 'Nazaríes' were furious and the tweet was deleted quickly.
Following the game, the club immediately released a statement which read: "Granada demand a public apology and immediate rectification from Winamax Deportes for their offensive and disrespectful tweet towards the club and its fans.
Some highlights of the display @joaofelix70 put on against Granada. #AtletiGranada pic.twitter.com/7TegIRPu6p
- (@edwinx1903) September 28, 2020
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"Likewise, we reserve the right to take the appropriate action in defence of the interests of an institution with 89 years of history."
Felix's performance reminded fans exactly why Atletico forked out €126 million just over a year ago to secure his signatuire.
The former Benfica man's first season in Spain was somewhat disappointing and he managed just six goals in 27 La Liga appearances.
Speaking after Sunday's game, Felix told Portugoal: "I'm working just as I did last year.
"I'm doing things the way I should, enjoying myself to the fullest and that's how I'm happy being.
Joao Felix Luis Suarez a new partnership building up :heart::fire: pic.twitter.com/rrlVblmCGI
- SportCentre (@Livestream_102) September 27, 2020
"Do I feel liberated? No, things have just gone well and we played a good game. We must continue like this. We're happy with the result and the six goals. We'll take it game by game and not think far ahead."
Luis Suarez made his debut as a second half substitute after completing his move from Barcelona.
The Uruguayan managed to grab himself two goals and when asked about what he can bring to the team, Felix replied: "Suarez? The better players we have the better it is for us to compete and improve.
"The arrival of Suarez is very good for the team, for the club and will make everyone happy. Yes [I like him as an attack partner]."
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