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Antoine Griezmann sent off for dive and foul language

As Girona goalkeeper Iraizoz closed down on Griezmann the striker jumped over him and fell. The referee called simulation and then faced abuse from the Frenchman
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Antoine Griezmann sent off for dive and foul language

Antoine Griezmann was sent off for Atlético Madrid in the 68th minute of the opening fixture of the 2017/18 LaLiga Santander season against Girona.

Griezmann in action against Girona.
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Griezmann in action against Girona.PEPE ANDRESDIARIO AS

Griezmann sent off, no penalty

Atlético were already two goals down with the Primera new boys on course to cause a shock when the French striker raced into the penalty area as goalkeeper Iraizoz came rushing out. As Griezmann jumped to clear the goalkeeper he appeared to leave a leg dangling and slight contact was made of which the player made as much of as possible in the air. He then looked up from the turf expecting a penalty to get his team back into the game.

Read: Atlético spoil Girona LaLiga arrival party with late rally

"You're a fucking bottler" says Griezmann

Instead though, referee Martinez Munuera reached for a yellow card deeming the striker to have simulated the fall. Upon seeing the action taken Griezmann said something to the official that caused him to hurridly pull out a red card, brandishing it without first showing a second yellow. Post-game reports have said his exact words: "eres un cagón" which can most simply be translated as "you're a fucking bottler."

It is worth noting that Valencia player Rodrigo used the same language to the official last season and received a two-match ban.


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