Atletico Madrid fans have turned against Antoine Griezmann after the French forward moved to FC Barcelona in controversial fashion and have gone ahead and defaced the World Cup winner's name plaque outside of the Wanda Metropolitano.
Security was unable to prevent the attack and the conspirers were not identified either. It was only discovered when another group of passing supporters noticed the same.
Griezmann had a plaque in his name as he had played over 100 games for Atletico and was considered a genuine idol at the club.
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Antoine Griezmann's signing for Barcelona hasn't gone down too well at Atletico Madrid's Wanda where a plaque honouring him having played over 100 games for Atleti has been defaced.
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However, this is not the first time the plaques have been attacked by Atletico Madrid fans as now Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, the legendary Hugo Sanchez and Sergio Aguero have all faced similar treatment.
Meanwhile, since making his move to FC Barcelona, Griezmann has laid down his aims and objectives for the club as he said, "I am very happy, very excited and eager to work with the team."
He continued, "Here, I have new challenges, new targets and hopefully I can do it in the best possible way. The target is to win everything, including the Copa del Rey, La Liga Santander and the Champions League."
Revealing if he spoke to any of his French Barcelona teammates, Griezmann stated, "I spoke with Samuel Umtiti and Ousmane Dembele, with whom I am friends, and I want to have fun with them. I wanted to come here and my family followed me."
Talking about the chance to play by Lionel Messi's side, the French forward confirmed, "Sometimes, you have to make decisions and it's a joy to play by [Lionel Messi's] side. I want to know what it is like on a day-to-day basis and in training. This is a great club and I want to work with my teammates and for the coach, have fun outside and on the field and hopefully bring a lot of joy and enjoy it together."