Atletico de Madrid have been fined $12k for chants directed towards Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann during their December La Liga clash.
Audible chants of’Griezmann die’ came from parts of their home fans towards their former ahead, who had been playing against Los Rojiblancos for the first time since his summer switch between the 2 clubs.
A report in Cadena Ser now claims the fine was imposed on Atleti following an investigation into the events throughout the battle on 1 December, which Barcelona won 1-0.
Griezmann never enjoyed a specially warm relationship with Atleti lovers and the manner of his death this summer was criticised by people connected to the Madrid club.
He joined the Blaugrana in July when his $120m release clause was triggered, though a set of reports from the Spanish media say they have emails demonstrating that the deal was concluded in March — that further soured relations.
That meant he already had his heart set on death from Los Rojiblancos two weeks before the end of the year, and if they were involved in the Champions League and La Liga title race last season.