Atletico plan to appeal £10k fine for ‘Griezmann die’ chants
Atletico Madrid are getting set to appeal a fine of €12,000 (£10,000) which they were hit with by the Spanish FA after chants of ‘Griezmann die’ were heard during the game against Barcelona.
The chants were heard from the home section of the crowd in the La Loga fixture last December when Antoine Grizemann played against Atletico Madrid for the first time after his summer move to the Camp Nou. Subsequently, an investigation was launched into the incident at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.
A report from Cadena Ser says the fine has been imposed on Atletico who eventually lost 1 nil. According to ESPN, the club are planning to appeal against the fine. There has been an ongoing feud between the player and the Atletico fands who were not very close with the forward in his time at the club.
How he left the club also attracted major criticism after he joined Barcelona for €120million (£101m) in the summer. The relationship between the player and the fans got more sour after emails proved that the deal went through in March. As at then, the club were still in the UCL and the La Liga title race.
The Frenchman spent five years at Atletico Madrid after signing for them in 2014 winning the Europa League and the Spanish Super Cup.