Mason Greenwood ‘die’ chants could earn Getafe’s opponents serious punishment

Athletic Bilbao could in line for a hefty punishment after their fans chanted "die" towards Mason Greenwood.

Manchester United exile Greenwood, 21, made his first start for Getafe in their away La Liga clash on Wednesday (September 27) evening. He played the full 90 minutes, assisting a goal in the 2-2 draw.

The home fans whistled and jeered throughout the match whenever he touched the ball, and cries of "Greenwood die" could be heard from the stands. That same chant was used by Osasuna supporters when he made his Getafe debut off the bench earlier this month.

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La Liga chiefs are now investigating each of the incidents. A disciplinary commission may come down hard on both clubs, with a partial stadium closure or a fine amongst the potential sanctions.

Getafe issued a lengthy statement today condemning chants not only against Greenwood's arrival on a season-long loan, but also references made to the club, its manager Jose Bordalas – who was sent off against Bilbao – and the other players.

They said they "cannot remain immobile as mere observers", arguing the criticism of them "seeks to condition the refereeing collective and its possible decision making."

“All this seriously damages the image of our club, the competition and the professionals who are part of it," they added. “Getafe has always been known for being a team that respects organisations, rivals and other members of the soccer world.

"But, seeing the seriousness of the facts, the time has come to raise our voice and defend the honourability of our players and coaches.

"They are people with feelings, who have family and friends who suffer with them and deserve the respect that we ask for without fissures in this communication."

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