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Antoine Griezmann posts controversial blackface photo on social media

19 Diciembre 2017

The photo on his official Twitter account was accompanied by the message "80's Party" followed by basketball and laughing emojis.

'I'm a fan of the Harlem globetrotters and the good times.

He endured a difficult start to the current campaign, but has seen his production pick up over recent weeks, with the former Real Sociedad man having racked up 7 goals and 5 assists between La Liga and the Champions League to this point.

"I recognise that's it's insensitive on my part. If I hurt some people excuse me".

The42 has just published its first book, Behind The Lines, a collection of some of the year's best sports stories.

Antoine Griezmann drew criticism on social media for his attire.

He has since deleted the post and tweeted apologising for any offence caused.

All visible parts of the 26-year-old's skin were painted up, while his smile suggested he was pretty pleased with his costume effort.

Griezmann then wrote: "I agree that it's awkward for me".

Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann touches his nose during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid against Alaves at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid on December 16, 2017. Give it a read, have a think, then put yourself in the shoes of generations of BAME human beings ridiculed.

Antoine Griezmann posts controversial blackface photo on social media