Atletico to appeal £10k fine for ‘Griezmann die’ chants in Barca game


Atletico Madrid to appeal £10k fine after chants of ‘Griezmann die’ were directed towards former star during their LaLiga clash with Barcelona

  • Antoine Griezmann made a contentious switch to Barcelona in the summer 
  • There were audible chants of ‘Griezmann die’ during the Barcelona game
  • Atletico Madrid have been hit with a fine by Spanish FA but will appeal decision 

Atletico Madrid are planning to appeal a €12,000 (£10,000) fine they have been hit with by the Spanish FA after chants of ‘Griezmann die’ were heard during their clash with Barcelona.

The chants could be heard coming from the home fans during the LaLiga clash in December after Antoine Griezmann played against Atletico for the first time since his summer move.

An investigation was launched into the incident at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Atletico Madrid plan to appeal a £10,000 fine over chants directed at Antoine Griezmann

And a report in Cadena Ser now says that the fine has been imposed on Atletico, who lost the game 1-0.

According to ESPN, though, the capital city club are planning to appeal against the fine.

There has been an ongoing feud between Griezmann and the Atletico fans, who were never particularly close with the forward during his time in Madrid.

Chants of ‘Griezmann die’ could be heard when Barcelona visited Atletico in December

The manner of his departure was also criticised after he switched to Barcelona for €120million (£101m) in the summer. 

Reports in the Spanish press at the time said they had emails proving the deal went through in March, which hit the relationship even more.

At that stage, Atletico were still in the Champions League and the LaLiga title race. 

Griezmann spent five years at Atletico after signing for them in 2014, winning the Europa League and Spanish Super Cup.

Griezmann spent five years playing for Atletico after joining the Spanish side in 2014

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