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Colchonero Chat 90: Alavés win and Griezmann controversy

Jeremy Beren and Rob Walker break down Atlético’s fourth straight league win and react to Antoine Griezmann donning blackface.

Atletico Madrid v Deportivo Alaves - La Liga Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images

Rob Walker (@rwalk03) is a staff writer at Into the Calderón and the guest on this edition of Colchonero Chat. He joins the program to analyze Atlético Madrid’s slim 1-0 win over Deportivo Alavés, their first at home since 1999. Rob and Into the Calderón site manager Jeremy Beren (@JBBeren) discuss how Diego Simeone’s substitutions turned a dull game on its head, why the boss ran with four central midfielders against a side in the drop zone, Fernando Torres’ winner, Šime Vrsaljko’s form and more from the win.

Rob and Jeremy also talk about the controversy surrounding Antoine Griezmann, his decision to post a photo of himself in blackface and how to hold ignorant athletes accountable. Finally, they preview Atlético’s Friday night tilt in Catalonia against Gerard Moreno, Quique Sánchez Flores and Espanyol.

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