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Anti-Violence Commission sanctions Atletico fans for incidents vs Real Madrid



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The Anti-Violence Commission in Spain has recently come up with a series of sanctions against a section of fans, for their gestures, racial insults and nazi salutes in the stands, during the September 18 clash between Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid, at the Civitas Metropolitano.

The game saw some sections of Atletico Madrid fans hurling racist chants towards Real Madrid superstar Vinicius Jr. And the Anti-Violence Commission has now hit the culprits with sanctions.

This has been reported by Diario AS, which suggests there have been a total of eight sanction proposals released by the body, including a €3,001 fine and prohibition of access to sports venues for six months for fans who performed the Nazi salute around the 43rd minute of the match.

Most of the fans were located around the Lower Stand of Fondo Sur. A similar fine has been levied against two fans, who hurled serious insults against opposition players, just after leaving their stands.

Another individual, who had pounced on a visiting fan, pushing and snatching his scarf, outside the stadium has been levied a fine of €3,001, along with a prohibition of access to stadium venues for six months

In a similar incident, a fan hit another opposing fan on the neck, outside the stadium. Meanwhile, another fan tried to enter the stadium while refusing the consume alcohol.

A glass of liquor was also thrown by one of the fans at a visitor. They have all been fined €3,001, along with a ban in sports venues for a period of six months.

In the final two sanctions, the Anti-Violence has exercised a fine of €1,500 to a couple of fans, one of whom refused to follow the instructions of the official in gate 39 while the other hurled serious insults to an official, just after the game ended.

Along with the fine, they have been barred from entering any sports venue across Spain for one month.

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Atletico Madrid to rival Inter, AC Milan and Roma for 23-year-old centre-forward



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Atletico Madrid are set to enter the market for another striker in the summer transfer window even though they signed Memphis Depay in January from Barcelona.

And according to Italian journalist Giacomo Iacobellis, Atletico Madrid are interested in signing 23-year-old striker Mateo Retegui, who is also on the radars of AC Milan, Inter and AS Roma.

Retegui, born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, also has Italian citizenship and has recently been called up by Roberto Mancini to the national team squad for the upcoming UEFA Euro 2024 qualifiers.

The 23-year-old striker is currently plying his trade for Argentine outfit Tigre, on loan from Boca Juniors, having joined in February last year. He has made a solid impression so far in his time with his temporary club and has six goals in seven league appearances this season so far.

It has alerted Atletico Madrid, who are on the lookout for a new centre-forward. Depay was brought in earlier this year to replace Joao Felix, who left on loan and is likely to be sold permanently to Chelsea in the summer.

Having lost Matheus Cunha as well during the winter, Diego Simeone’s side do not have great depth up top, especially with Alvaro Morata not performing consistently. Hence, a new centre-forward could arrive at the Civitas Metropolitano, with Retegui emerging as an option.

Retegui’s loan deal runs until the end of this year, with Tigre having the option to make the transfer permanent. His contract with Boca Juniors expires at the end of December 2024.

Apart from Atletico, Italian clubs like AS Roma, AC Milan and Inter Milan are also keen on the 23-year-old and it remains to be seen if Retegui moves to Europe come summer.

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