By Steve Dellar  |  12-18-2017   News
Photo credit: @JourneyBPD @AntoineGriezmann | Twitter

Atletico Madrid star and French international soccer player Antoine Griezmann (pictured as the blond white guy on the right) has caused outrage in Europe after appearing on social media dressing up as an NBA player complete with ‘blackface’ (pictured as the black basketball player on the left).

Mr Griezmann is the hottest sought after transfer target who was supposedly heavily wanted by all major European football clubs during the Christmas transfer window, though this latest gaffe is probably going to shave off a few millions of his transfer price.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/blackface?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#blackface</a> is never good!! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AntoineGriezmannIsOverParty?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AntoineGriezmannIsOverParty</a> <a href="https://t.co/LZrpT7XpCV">https://t.co/LZrpT7XpCV</a></p>&mdash; Journey Through BPD (@JourneyBPD) <a href="https://twitter.com/JourneyBPD/status/942517147619745792?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 17, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Young Antoine posted a photo on his Twitter account, written underneath “80s Party” with a basketball and a laughing emoji. He stood smiling dressed up as an NBA basketball player from the 1980s, his arms, face and legs completely blackened.

He has since deleted the tweet, but only after it had been picked up by several other outlets. Mr Griezmann then posted an apology in French, stating: ‘I recognize that this was not the smartest thing to do. If I have caused offence, I offer my apologies. ‘

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="fr" dir="ltr">Je reconnais que c’est maladroit de ma part. Si j’ai blessé certaines personnes je m’en excuse.</p>&mdash; Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) <a href="https://twitter.com/AntoGriezmann/status/942509267436888070?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 17, 2017</a></blockquote>

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Two of the biggest European Football clubs (Manchester United of England and Barcelona of Spain) are said to be keen to make an offer for Mr Griezmann shortly.

Fans of Manchester United were quick to point out on the club’s website that they don’t want the player anywhere near the club after this incident, despite Mr Griezmann being voted the third best player in the world last year.

Source:

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/european/antoine-griezmann-blackface-twitter-racism-atletico-madrid-transfer-news-a8115921.html

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Not the smartest people in the world, young rich soccer stars

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