Atletico Madrid fined €12000 for fans’ ‘Die Griezmann’ chants

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Atletico Madrid have been fined €12,000 ($13,000) by the Spanish football federation due to their supporters chanting “Die Griezmann die” at Barcelona forward Antoine Griezmann at a La Liga match between the sides last December.

A statement from the federation’s competition committee on Wednesday confirmed the fine for the chanting, following a complaint from La Liga. The referee’s report from the game on Dec. 1 did not make any reference to the chanting.

The league’s organising body has been cracking down on offensive chanting since a Deportivo La Coruna fan died following violence before a game away to Atletico in 2014.

Griezmann spent five seasons at Atletico before joining Barca in July after the Spanish champions paid the France forward’s €120m release clause.