Atletico Madrid Facing Potential Stadium Ban After Chants About Antoine Griezmann
By Mike Parrott
Atletico Madrid are facing a stadium ban after thousands of their fans were caught chanting "Griezmann Die" after the recent Atletico-Barcelona game.
When a recently departed player returns back to their old team for the first time, sparks normally fly, or in the old case of Luis Figo, a Pig's head.
However, Antoine Griezmann suffered a lesser fate at his return to the Wanda Metropolitano for the first time since joining Barcelona in Summer for over £100 Million.
Atletico Madrid facing potential stadium ban over derogatory Antoine Griezmann chants https://t.co/yut3TeXIsm
- Republic (@republic) December 4, 2019
Griezmann was the victim of Atletico chanting "Griezmann Die", and also defaced his 100 game memorial for Atletico. Every player who has played 100 games for the Madrid team receives a plaque and Griezmann's was littered with graffiti and toy rats.
According to Cadena COPE, Atlético could be fined €90,000 as well as having parts of their 68,500-seater stadium closed.
The referees report also mentioned that objects were thrown onto the pitch, including an umbrella that was thrown while Barça celebrated Lionel Messi's 86th minute winner.
How Atletico fans welcomed Thibaut Courtois back today :rat: pic.twitter.com/pNq9YaiUSy
- B/R Football (@brfootball) February 9, 2019
Atletico fans have done this before earlier this year when former on-loan player Thibaut Courtois returned as a Real Madrid player.
His plaque as well had been tagged with graffiti and littered with toy rats and adverts for Brothels.
Barcelona won the game against Atletico with Lionel Messi scoring the winner in the 85th minute.