Atletico Madrid star, Antoine Griezmann seems to be causing outrage on social media, specifically Twitter, after posting a photograph of himself BLACKFACE as part of a fancy dress costume. This post has caused racial controversy over the internet throughout the weekend.
The French forward was Manchester United target during the last transfer window, came close to joining the Old Trafford club in the summer before having a change of heart, posted the photo on his Twitter account, with the caption “80s Party” with a basketball emoji and a laughing emoji.
He was dressing up as an NBA Allstar basketball player.
The responses from his followers and critics were somewhat negative, with many of his followers urging the striker to remove the photo immediately and delete the post.
Griezmann posted a follow-up tweet telling people not to over-react to the picture, saying: “Calm down guys, I’m a fan of the Harlem globetrotters and the good times… It’s a tribute.”
There were also fans of Manchester United responding by saying they don’t want the player anywhere near the club, despite being voted the third best player in the world last year.
Reports has it that Griezmann will be leaving Atletico Madrid in the summer with indications that Barcelona are thought to be winning the race for his signature.
Personally, I don’t see anything racist about this picture, we always try to cause unnecessary tension when there isn’t as humans. And to think of it, is it the black people complaining or the white people are complaining on behalf of the blacks.