8 Things More Expensive Than the Fine Handed to Barcelona Over Antoine Griezmann Signing

The Spanish federation have come into a bit of cash this week – fining Barcelona for not following the so-called ‘rules’ when signing Antoine Griezmann this summer. 

It’s that kind of ‘winning a tenner on the lottery’ feeling though, because they’ve only made €300 out of it. That’s not enough to buy any of these things…

A Full Set of Antoine Griezmann Barcelona Shirts

Antoine Griezmann

Like hunters hanging the heads of animals they’ve killed on the wall, the RFEF might want to buy ?Barcelona’s home, away and third shirts with Griezmann’s name and number and peg them up. 

They can’t. 

It’ll cost you something like €127.60 to get one of them, which – maths fans will have already figured out – means it’ll be €382.80 to get the full set. Just home and away, maybe?

1,072 Freddos (Without Postage and Packaging)

1,000 Freddos? You can do that, if you want. 1,050, 1,070, even 1,071? Possible, if you’re carrying them all home from the shop yourself. But 1,072 Freddos? No, RFEF, you cannot buy 1,072 Freddos. That is the line. 

A Single Ticket for El Clasico


995 listings on StubHub for €336.31 – €9,999.00. Good hustle for those who are flogging their spares and that, but p h e w. That’s a lot of money for a seat right at the top of a massive stadium, isn’t it? You’d barely even be able to see Griezmann. 

31 Copies of The Negotiators Cookbook – the 2018 Release From Gerry Adams

Did you know that Gerry Adams has written a cookbook? As he says in the description on the Sinn Fein book shop’s website (yep, it’s a thing): “These dishes would grace any dinner table. They are also healthy and nourishing. They helped to sustain the peace process.”

All yours for the low, low price of €9.99. The RFEF can buy anything up to 30 copies of it…but not a 31st. Incidentally, they also couldn’t buy 21 copies of ?Forgotten Nations, which I wrote and you should definitely buy. 

0.00014 Michus


It’s law, all football money things have to be measured in Michus. Harry Maguire was bought for 40 Michus this summer. Barcelona’s fine is less than 0.00014 Michus. That’s 0.014% of a Michu. That’s…a toenail? 

Barcelona have not given the RFEF enough money to buy Michu’s toenail. 

An Apple Watch

Erm, nothing pithy to add here really. Just that if you go on Apple’s website and look at the Apple Watch section, there’s nothing under €300. Thanks for reading. 

Antoine Griezmann


Antoine Griezmann cost €100m, which is more than €300.

A Return Flight From Barcelona to Montevideo

Antoine Griezmann bloody loves himself a bit of Uruguay – but getting there is pricey. The cheapest return flight from his new abode in Barcelona would set him back €534; with a layover to boot. The RFEF aren’t going to treat him to a holiday to say thanks for his part in earning them some €€€€€, is what we’re saying. 


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