Antoine Greizmann Apologises For 'Blackface' Costume Controversy

18 December, 2017, 03:54 | Author: Virgil Todd
  • Griezmann attracts criticism for 'racist' fancy dress

Barcelona have refused to deny reports that they met Antoine Griezmann's family with a view to signing the Atletico Madrid star.

Soccer star Antoine Griezmann has apologized for any offence caused after posting an image of himself on social media in blackface as part of an National Basketball Association party costume on Sunday.

The family of the 26-year-old Atletico Madrid striker are said to have met with Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu to finalise personal terms ahead of the France global moving to the Camp Nou next summer.

Many urged Griezmann to take the photo down and accused the attacker of racism.

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Griezmann posted the image to social media before taking it down, and he reportedly responded to online criticism by saying, "Calm down guys, I'm a fan of the Harlem globetrotters and the good's a tribute".

Naturally, the outfit choice instantly generated a ton of backlash on social media.

Within an hour, Griezmann had deleted the image, posting a message in which he apologised if his tweets had offended anyone.

"I recognise that's it's insensitive on my part. If I have hurt anyone, I apologise".


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