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Atletico Madrid Face Punishment For 'Antoine Griezmann Death' Chants

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

Atletico Madrid Face Punishment For 'Antoine Griezmann Death' Chants
FC Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann, third right, heads for the ball during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Atletico Madrid and FC Barcelona at Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019. | AP Photo
Atletico Madrid Face Punishment For 'Antoine Griezmann Death' Chants
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2019-12-04T17:57:20+05:30

Atletico Madrid are facing punishment after their fans made threatening chants against former player Antoine Griezmann during last weekend's Spanish La Liga match against Barcelona. (More Football News)

The Spanish league said Wednesday 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 analyze the case. The club is mostly 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 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 since leaving the club.

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

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