Soccer NewsSunday 17th December 2017

Photo: Antoine Griezmann branded a racist for shocking social media post

Photo: Antoine Griezmann branded a racist for shocking social media post

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.

Griezmann 'racist' post

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.

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