Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann has caused outrage on social media after posting a photograph of himself blackface as part of a fancy dress costume.
The player 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 were all 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.”