Atletico Madrid forward Joao Felix told a fan to simply show respect to Antonio Griezmann after a clash outside the club's base.
Following Griezmann's sensational return to the club, the club's fans still remain unhappy with the Frenchman's 2019 departure to FC Barcelona.
During Friday's pre-match build-up, a fan encountered Felix before asking him to injure Griezmann.
"Joao, step on Griezmann, you have to injure him, it can't be that he starts before you," the fan said to Felix.
Not finding the message funny, the former Sporting Lisbon responded to say: "You should have more respect for Griezmann". But the fans repeated his point to say: "Don't forget to go for Griezmann's shin, Joao."
João Félix defendeu Griezmann após um adepto lhe pedir que o lesionasse: "Tens de ter mais respeito por ele." pic.twitter.com/5GQS15Q9ps— B24 (@B24PT) September 16, 2021
Meanwhile, the Colchoneros are looking forward to visiting Getafe in La Liga action this week.