La Liga: Atletico Madrid faces punishment after fans heckle former player Antoine Griezmann during Barcelona clash

  • Atletico Madrid is facing punishment after its fans made threatening chants against former player Antoine Griezmann during last weekend's La Liga match against Barcelona

  • The Spanish league said it denounced the club after some fans chanted 'Die Griezmann' early in the match won by Barcelona at Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid

  • The Spanish soccer federation's anti-violence committee will analyse the case and the club is most likely to be fined if found guilty

Madrid: Atletico Madrid is facing punishment after its fans made threatening chants against former player Antoine Griezmann during last weekend's La Liga match against Barcelona.

 La Liga: Atletico Madrid faces punishment after fans heckle former player Antoine Griezmann during Barcelona clash

Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann kicks the ball during a Champions League match between Barcelona and Dortmund at the Camp Nou stadium. AP

The Spanish league on Wednesday said it denounced the club after some fans chanted “Die Griezmann” early in the match won by Barcelona at Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid.

The Spanish soccer federation's anti-violence committee will analyse the case. The club is most likely to be fined if found guilty.

The league said about 2,000 fans from Atlético's “ultras” section made the chants for about 20 seconds in the seventh minute of the match. The chants were repeated in the second half.

Griezmann left Atletico for Barcelona at the end of the last season in a transfer worth more than 120 million euros ($132 million).

The France forward was jeered nearly every time he touched the ball at the Metropolitano on Sunday. It was his first match at Atletico's stadium since leaving the club.

Barcelona won 1-0 with an 86th-minute goal by Lionel Messi.

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Updated Date: Dec 04, 2019 17:27:43 IST


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