Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix Injure clashes with a fan after telling teammate Antoine Griezmann.
Many supporters of the club are unhappy with the 30-year-old returning to the Wanda Metropolitano at the deadline after leaving for Barcelona in 2019.
Griezmann was mocked by supporters during Wednesday night’s Champions League clash against Porto – then one of the team’s fans urged Felix to harm Griezmann as he left his training ground on Thursday.
footage from golazo de golo Felix talking to a fan, then the player says he should have more ‘respect’ for Griezmann.
According to Journalist Javi Gomezo, the supporter said: “Joao, step on Griezmann, you must injure him, lest he start in front of you.”
To which Felix replied, ‘You should have more respect for Griezmann.
The man then commented: “Don’t forget to go for Griezmann’s shin, Joao.”
Atletico boss Diego Simeone has defended Griezmann after his return following a controversial departure.
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He told Sport: “They (the media) are making a film and a morbid situation that clearly gives us the importance of recovering an extraordinary footballer like him and who we can enjoy.
“We hope he gets better and can respond to those who criticize him.
“He has the challenge of moving forward and has to face the consequences of what happened in the past.”
Meanwhile, the chairman of one of Atletico’s supporters’ groups believes Griezmann has a long way to go before he can win back fans.
quoted by L’Equipe. via Tribal FootballEduardo Fernandez said: “A part of the public will whistle and insult them, that’s for sure.
“When his name is announced and as soon as he touches the ball. There is disillusionment. Earlier, he was our idol. Now he is just a player like any other.
“He doesn’t represent much anymore. His image is seriously tarnished. We’re all still hurt by what he’s done. Time is about to heal our pain. Let him regain our trust and our love.” will have to be achieved.
“It is up to him to forgive and redeem himself. When he sets important goals, things will slowly return to normal.
“Because he can once again be the great player he was, I believe.”