Reports indicate that Laliga side Atlético Madrid is facing a potential stadium ban after directing death chants to former player Antoine Griezmann during their weekend loss to Barcelona.
It was an expected situation as Griezmann returned to Wanda Metropolitano after his summer move to Barcelona which is believed to have cost the Catalona giants €110m this summer.
Reports from Cadena COPE indicated that Atlético could be fined €90,000 as well as having parts of their 68,500-seater stadium closed due to the hostility by their home fans to their former player with ‘Grieszmann die’ chants experienced almost through the entire game.
The referees report also mentioned that objects were thrown onto the pitch, including an umbrella that was thrown while Barça celebrated Lionel Messi’s 86th-minute winner.
Earlier before Kick Off, the Atleti had defaced Griezmann’s plaque outside the Wanda Metropolitano stadium-a plaque erected to honour him playing more than 100 games for the club-with graffiti and toy rats.
💥 OFICIAL | @LaLiga y la @RFEF denuncian ante el Competición y Antiviolencia los gritos del Metropolitano de “Griezmann muérete”— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) December 3, 2019
☂️ Denuncian también el lanzamiento de un paraguas desde la grada en la celebración del gol de Messi pic.twitter.com/nY4yx9MqSR