Barca's shock Griezmann punishment


FC Barcelona have been slapped with a ridiculous punishment after being found guilty over the Antoine Griezmann case by the Spanish Football Association.

Barcelona are believed to have activated his €120m release clause at La Liga headquarters in Madrid in July, although Atletico Madrid allege that the signing had been done before the clause dropped to €120m from €200m, on 1 July.
There had been claims that Atleti would receive either part of the €80m they missed out on or that the player's registeration for the 2019/20 LaLiga season would be revoked.
However, it's now been confirmed that the Blaugrana have been ordered to pay a fine of €300 (R5000) for illegally tapping up the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner.
"Atlético de Madrid believes that the amount deposited is insufficient to meet [Griezmann's] buy-out clause, since it is obvious that the player committed to FC Barcelona before the aforementioned clause was reduced from 200 to 120 million euros," the club said in a statement.
"Atlético de Madrid believes that the termination of the contract occurred before the end of last season due to events, acts and demonstrations carried out by the player and that is why the club has already started the procedures it considers appropriate for the defense of its legitimate rights and interests."