Osasuna to face punishment following anti Mason Greenwood chants

Aditya ChauhanAditya Chauhan

September 17 2023
Mason Greenwood Getafe

The Englishman made his debut for Getafe

Mason Greenwood made his debut for Getafe and returned to action for the first time since January 2022. Getafe fans were happy with the on-loan player signings and were eager to see their new signing on the field.

The debut ended in a 3-2 win for the team. Greenwood’s debut ended on a positive note but the away fans showed no mercy towards the player.

Osasuna supporters chanted ‘Die Greenwood’ when he returned to the field after a year and a half. LaLiga are investigating and some of the supporters or the club might have to face the consequences.

Greenwood’s new coach, José Bordalás, admitted he was “pleasantly surprised” after the on-loan Manchester United forward produced an impressive 25-minute debut in the 3-2 win despite not having played since January last year. Bordalás also apologised for a “misunderstanding” in which he mistakenly claimed that Jude Bellingham had encouraged Greenwood to come to Spain.

“Mason is a great player, we have a lot of trust in him and I think it will be very positive for Getafe and for Spanish football,” he said.

Bordalás added: “I only talk about the sporting side of things. Today what I take with me is the expectation of the fans, because he is a great player.” 

When he was introduced with the score 2-2 in the 77th minute of a game in which there would be almost 13 minutes of added time, a small pocket of Osasuna supporters briefly chanted “Greenwood, muérete!” 

They were immediately drowned out by whistles from the Getafe fans, who were left excited by a debut in which Greenwood showed flashes of speed and a willingness to run at opponents. Every time he got the ball, there was a sense of anticipation around the ground. 

The Osasuna coach, Jagoba Arrasate, described those chants as “very bad”.

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