Sorry Atletico Madrid fans, your homemade signs asking for a player’s match shirt will now be ignored, after the club changed their policy.
It’s a modern phenomenon for fans in the stands to take signs asking for a player’s shirt, normally young fans but sometimes someone older than they should be for this kind of shenanigans brings a sign.
While part of the Dutch team’s reasoning behind the ban was that the signs were a fire hazard, Atletico players will ignore the signs for an entirely different reason.
Fans can still bring their card to the Wanda Metropolitano, they will actually need to log into an app after the game for a chance to get their favorite player’s shirt.
That’s because the club decided that the shirts would go to a digital auction on the Momento Market app, which isn’t exactly a good move for the fans.
“Thanks to this association, the club’s new partner, AC Momento, will be in charge of organizing this season the auctions of the shirts worn by Atletico Madrid players during a selection of matches of the season. “said a statement on the club’s website.
“To access this unique opportunity, fans will need to download the Momento Market app and through it they will be able to opt for live bidding during matches.
“With the start of the new football season, Momento Market will offer this option to all fans from the start of the match until the final whistle.”
Fans may only have one more year to secure Antoine Griezmann’s shirt, with the player’s loan no longer looking as likely to turn into a permanent transfer as it once did, with Barcelona fearing Atleti will not. not playing on purpose.
The sign referenced Jack Greliash’s teasing of the Newcastle player during last season’s trophy celebration, and it came at the perfect time after the two sides drew 3-3 with Grealish only not even in the City squad, due to injury.