WATCH: Atletico fans engage in disrespectful acts and set fire to Joao Felix’s shirt outside Wanda Metropolitano Stadium

WATCH: Atletico fans engage in disrespectful acts and set fire to Joao Felix’s shirt outside Wanda Metropolitano Stadium

Fans of Atlético Madrid did everything possible to make João Félix feel unwelcome at his former club.

What Unfolded?

In a surprising turn of events, João Félix made a loan move from Atlético to Barcelona, where he declared, “It was a dream to play for Barcelona” during his presentation. This statement was enough to incite rage in the minds of Atlético Madrid fans, who went so far as to set Joao Felix shirt on fire and even spit on his plaque at the Wanda Metropolitano ahead of the La Liga clash between the two sides.

Félix Shines for Barcelona’s 3-0 Win

Despite the hostility, João Félix managed to break the deadlock for Barcelona against his former side, seemingly unaffected by the Atlético Madrid fans. This resembled a similar act when the Portuguese youngster scored against Diego Simeone’s team at Montjuïc earlier this season. Moreover, the match ended in a 3-0 victory for the visitors, with Félix’s strike as a catalyst for the other two goals.

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What Lies Ahead for Joao Félix?

Next up the former Benfica player will join the Portugal national team as his side prepares for friendlies against Sweden and Slovenia under Roberto Martinez’s management.