Naff: Antoine Griezmann Bestows Atletico Madrid Teammates With Jewel-Encrusted ‘Superbowl’ Rings After Winning UEFA Super Cup (Photo)

Chris Wright

16th, August 2018

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Just as he threatened to do after the World Cup, Antoine Griezmann has gone and commissioned an entire squad’s worth of ‘Superbowl’ rings and bestowed them upon his Atletico Madrid teammates to celebrate winning the UEFA Super Cup.

After going ahead through Diego Costa with less than 50 seconds on the clock, Atleti went on to spank Real Madrid 4-2 in the annual UEFA showpiece in Tallinn last night.

To commemorate his side’s triumph in what is essentially a glorified continental friendly game, Griezmann revealed on Instagram that he’s paid through the nose to purchase one of these gaudy, glitzy trinkets for each of his colleagues…

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Such rings are commonplace in American sports, with Superbowl, NBA, MLB and NHL champions usually marking their success in tacky bejewelled fashion.

As mentioned, Griezmann asked the French Football Federation if they’d be willing to furnish Les Bleus with similar crystal-encrusted finger trinkets after they emerged victorious at Russia 2018, but it would appear his pleas fell on deaf, or at least disinterested ears.

So, the striker has seemingly taken upon himself to purchase a job lot of expensive tat that has no sporting merit to it at all.

It’s like buying a gilded Faberge egg to celebrate winning… well, something as meaningless as the UEFA Super Cup.

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  1. Murray says:

    NFL and Super Bowl champions are the same thing. I think you might’ve wanted to refer to Major League Baseball or the World Series somewhere but didn’t.

    • Chris Wright says:

      Quite right. Meant the MLB. Probably obvious, but I don’t have much interest in American sport.

      • A Nonny Moose says:

        Been obvious for years. You decry everything about the sport that seems to you to be un-British.

        The rings aren’t inherently a bad idea, at the very least for the reason Maria mentions. On top of that, the NHL has the single best trophy in the world of sport (as far as I have ever seen, anyway). You can’t keep it, but maybe you can be creative, no?

  2. jackie wilshere says:

    haha so desperate for these rings, seems like he had a group discount coupon that was to expire 8/31

  3. Maria says:

    Buying such rings for the European Supercup is indeed rubbish, but the rings themselves to commemorate winning a competition like the WC or CL isn’t such a bad idea. It’s not like the players can wear their medals to events etc. They could be more tastefully designed of course.

    That the rings for the winners of the Superb-owl say ‘World Champions’ is another matter…

  4. PetrovskyKSC says:

    May I kindly remind you that it is Antoine Griezmann we are talking about here, one of the most annoying prats in contemporary football. Just watch his loser goal celebration. What a miserable sportsman

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