Atletico Madrid ‘face stadium closure’ after fans aim ‘Griezmann die’ chants at their former player
Atletico Madrid ‘face stadium closure’ after fans aim ‘Griezmann die’ chants at their former player during defeat by Barcelona at the weekend
- Antoine Griezmann returned to Atletico Madrid for the first time last Sunday
- Atletico fans reportedly aimed ‘Griezmann die’ chants at the Barcelona man
- Spanish radio says that Atletico could be punished with a stadium closure
The former Atletico striker moved to Barcelona in the summer and featured for his new side as they ran out 1-0 winners in Sunday’s LaLiga clash.
It was Griezmann’s first time back at the Wanda Metropolitano since he moved for £108million to the La Liga champions.
Atletico Madrid are reportedly facing stadium closure due to chants of ‘Griezmann die’
According to Spanish radio station Cadena Cope, Atletico could be fined as well as having parts of their 68,500-seater stadium closed.
It has been alleged in Spanish media that Griezmann agreed his move to Barcelona last March, when Atletico were competing alongside Barcelona for LaLiga and Champions League honours.
Barcelona beat Atletico 1-0 on Sunday thanks to a sublime late goal from Lionel Messi.
Victory maintains Barcelona’s place at the summit of the league, with Real Madrid second and Atletico languishing in sixth.