Joao Felix told to deliberately injure Atletico Madrid team-mate Antoine Griezmann live on TV
Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix was sensationally urged to injure Antoine Griezmann by his own fans - the day after the French star was booed by fans against Porto on Wednesday
Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix was left bewildered after a fan urged him to injure his own team-mate, Antoine Griezmann.
Griezmann left Atletico for La Liga rivals Barcelona two years ago before returning to the Wanda Metropolitano this summer.
But it seems as though Atletico fans haven't forgiven the 30-year-old star for his original departure - and aren't happy to see him back.
The French international was booed by supporters during their Champions League clash with Porto on Wednesday.
Felix was even left stunned the following day as he was urged to deliberately injure Griezmann as he left the club's training ground.
According to journalist Javi Garcia, the supporter said: "Joao, step on Griezmann, you have to injure him, it can't be that he starts before you."
Felix responded by telling the angry fan: "You should have more respect for Griezmann."
The individual then remarked: "Don't forget to go for Griezmann's shin, Joao."
Atletico took advantage of Barcelona's perilous financial plight by sealing a cut-price deal to bring Griezmann back to the club - a move that's been hailed as a coup by most people.
However, it's becoming clear that Atletico fans disagree with that stance.
Eduardo Fernandez, the leader of an Atletico supporters group, was quoted by Tribal Footbal via L'Equipe as saying: "A part of the public will whistle and insult him, that's for sure.
"When his name is announced and as soon as he touches the ball. There is a disenchantment. Before, he was our idol. Now he's just a player like any other.
"He doesn't represent much anymore. His image has seriously deteriorated. We're all still hurt by what he did. Time is going to see our pain heal. He will have to regain our trust and our love.
"It is up to him to be forgiven and to redeem himself. When he sets important goals, little by little things will get back to normal.
"Because he can once again become the great player he was, I am convinced."