The best Atlético & Real Madrid transfer ban jokes

La Liga giants slapped with two-year embargo.

Zinedine Zidane will be hamstrung by the Real Madrid transfer ban
HAMSTRUNG: Zidane (Image: Raphaël Labbé)

These were the best jokes doing the rounds as news broke of the two-year Atlético & Real Madrid transfer ban.

The La Liga giants were punished for breaching rules regarding the transfer of minors, including the son of newly installed Real boss Zinedine Zidane.

Arsenal manager Arsène Wenger has predicted that the Madrid transfer ban will be overturned following appeals, but that didn’t stop the jokes from flying…

News of Real Madrid's transfer ban reaches Old Trafford. pic.twitter.com/ytWzMMZrJO

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) January 14, 2016

Now it's Madrid club's turn to get the Transfer ban… pic.twitter.com/mMjDnBu6pj

— Troll Football (@TrollFootball) January 14, 2016

Real Madrid & Atletico have both been hit with year-long transfer bans, after Barcelona's own ban came to an end. pic.twitter.com/mx3RyT9p8S

— Omar Momani (@omomani) January 15, 2016

A Real Madrid transfer ban is the biggest SEO catastrophe of our time.

— Adam Hurrey (@FootballCliches) January 14, 2016

It's being reported that Madrid's transfer ban is unlikely to have an impact on Man United's non-existent chances of signing Gareth Bale.

— Paddy Power (@paddypower) January 14, 2016

The closest that Real Madrid has gotten to being like Barça in the past decade is getting a transfer ban.

— Jason Waterfalls (@PacmanJonez) January 15, 2016

Can't wait to see FIFA enforce this transfer ban on the Madrid pair. Suspect they will take as much notice as they would if I'd banned them.

— Tony Hodson (@tonyhodson1) January 14, 2016

Here's how Real Madrid's potential transfer ban will play out pic.twitter.com/TAxuwNCT19

— SportsJOE.ie (@SportsJOEdotie) January 15, 2016