Antoine Griezmann has been branded a racist after the Atletico Madrid star posted a controversial picture on twitter.
The French international posted a picture of him dressed as a 1980s basketball player. However, while the idea sounds harmless the star decided to paint himself black.
Often referred to as ‘blacking-up’ the idea of someone of a caucasian ethnicity painting themselves to mimic an ethnic minority is regarded as being incredibly offensive.
Many jumped on twitter immediately to criticise Griezmann who is likely to delete the post as soon as he realises the harm he has caused.
The Frenchman is often regarded as one of the finest talents in world football and has spearheaded both Atletico Madrid and the French national side in recent years to established both teams as two of the greatest sides in club and world football.
Griezmann even tweeted it with laughcry emojis ffs he knows exactly what he’s doing. Racist scum.
— DaG (@Wrighty_8) December 17, 2017
Griezmann letting out his inner racist smh
— „ (@Diaboue) December 17, 2017
So Antoine Griezmann is actually a racist pile of trash. Nice.
— Isana (@kkslover9) December 17, 2017
The entire photo is wild, racist & mad idc who man is uno fuck off Griezmann is cancelled
— • 94 ??? • (@9inety4Four) December 17, 2017