“You should be ashamed of what happened”

ATLETICO MADRID has been slammed by pundit Rio Ferdinand for his ‘antics’.

The fiery Spanish side lost their cool towards the end of yesterday’s clash with Manchester City.

Tempers ran high towards the end of Atlético's heated clash with Man City


Tempers ran high towards the end of Atlético’s heated clash with Man CityPhoto credit: Getty
Savic pulls £100m to replace Jack Grealish's hair


Savic pulls £100m to replace Jack Grealish’s hairPhoto credit: Getty

That 0-0 draw saw pep Guardiola and Co are 1-0 overall, but the game will be remembered for other reasons.

Atlético Defender Felipe was sent off late for a foul on Phil Foden, resulting in ex-City star Stefan Savic losing his head.

The Montenegrin international tried to confront Foden on the ground before grabbing Jack Grealish’s hair after being insulted by him England Star.

Savic was also pictured appearing to drive his head into Raheem Sterling but evaded a red card.

Savic pulls Grealish's hair and chases him through the tunnel while the police intervene
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After the final whistle Savic tried to chase Greyish down the tunnel that leads to rather chaotic scenes.

Appears on BT Sport, Fernando tore in Diego Simeone’s side.

He said: “Disgraceful behavior by Atletico players, they should be ashamed of some of the antics they have engaged in.

“When we talk about football, Atletico Madrid have to say that they made Manchester City play in a way that we haven’t seen in a long time, and they got out of their rhythm and out of step.


“But some things towards the end weren’t what you want to see on a football pitch.”

Ex-City defender Joleon Lescott added: “The last 10 minutes, you can’t condone that. It’s not something you want to see from an elite coach and top manager.”

Own Hargreaves said: “City had so much composure and class. In the end it was a shame from Atletico. Just play good football! They had a proper try but the antics were rubbish.

“Credit Man City, they are so much more resilient. It was a really, really difficult game. Great performance from City.”

Spanish police waded in when things sparked again in the tunnel and Ferdinand, 43, added: ‘From what we’ve seen it’s handbags in the tunnel with Atletico and City. It’s best if it ends that way, but it’s pantomime. You made Savic play the fool.

“The thing that upset me is that he kicks his calf, that’s what Atletico do, if it were the other way around they would do the exact same thing.

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“Great for City not to respond to the antics. It starts in the tunnel, you have the feeling that nobody can see it. But here it’s just handbags. City showed courage and determination and got the job done.

“The experienced players are more mature now, they can control emotions, you could see that the reaction was collective, but no one exceeded the target.”

Rio Ferdinand threw himself into Atlético Madrid's 'antics'


Rio Ferdinand threw himself into Atlético Madrid’s ‘antics’Photo credit: Getty “You should be ashamed of what happened”


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