Twitter Reacts to the Real and Atletico Madrid Transfer Bans

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Twitter Reacts to the Real and Atletico Madrid Transfer Bans
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Shock waves were felt throughout the football world Thursday with the news that both Real and Atletico Madrid were to be banned from registering any new players for two transfer windows, per BBC Sport.

The punishment related to the signing of players under the age of 18, making it identical to the ban handed to Barcelona in 2014:

Like Barca, it is likely the two clubs will appeal the bans:

The clubs could still try to work around the bans:

Curiously, the signings under question include that of Luca Zidane, son of new Real boss Zinedine:

The bans may hold significant repercussions for a number of other clubs that hoped to do business with Real and Atleti in the coming windows:

The ban is likely to be felt particularly hard by Real after a disastrous start to the season:

Atleti may not suffer quite as much:

The media, on the other hand...:

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