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Antoine Griezmann accused of racism after posting blackface picture

18 December, 2017, 03:25 | Author: Hannah Francis
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Captioned "80s party", the image shows the Atletico Madrid star dressed as a basketball player.

American sports blog Deadspin labelled Griezmann's post "egregiously racist".

The Atletico Madrid ace was warned by one user: "You're gona get so much backlash". I mean, this isn't even just blackface. I don't think I've ever seen a bigger star pull something this egregiously racist. It's his whole damn body.

Griezmann was tipped to join Manchester United during the last summer transfer window after admitting that his chances of moving to Old Trafford were "six out of ten".

The France global has been heavily linked with an exit at the end of the season, with Manchester United and FC Barcelona reportedly keen.




However, Cerezo has now refused to confirm the feelings of Atletico officials regarding Griezmann's potential move to Barcelona.

Well, our prediction that Antoine Griezmann's apology was only moments away was initially so wide of the mark it might as well have been playing for Ireland against Griezmann.

"After receiving a "yes" in response, an agreement was reached with the French goalscorer involving Pep Segura, Barca's general manager, and Robert Fernandez, the director of football".

"It could be that Bartomeu had a meeting with Griezmann's family", he said.

The change in heart came after Griezmann felt he couldn't abandon the side at a time when they were unable to replace him.

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