Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann posted a photo of himself wearing a blackface costume on social media Sunday.
The France international shared this shot on Twitter, via MailOnline Sport:
MailOnline Sport @MailSport
Antoine Griezmann sparks Twitter outrage by blacking up as a member of the NBA All Stars side for '80s party' https://t.co/wCkp8A8hSh https://t.co/u3BMpwBhkc2017-12-17 21:02:06
Griezmann hasn't made a secret of his love of basketball, but his costume Sunday made waves for all the wrong reasons.
Sportswriter Steve O'Rourke was one of many who responded:
Steve O'Rourke @steveohrourke
Who'd have thought, in 2017, we'd still have to be explaining to people that blackface is not acceptable. Jesus2017-12-17 20:32:16
BeIN Sports' David Cartlidge noted the Atletico man likely won't face major backlash in Spain:
David Cartlidge @davidjaca
@MDixxx Yeah, exactly.2017-12-17 20:29:25
Griezmann later deleted the tweet while apologising, saying it was "clumsy," via Tom Williams of AFP.