Antoine Griezmann Tweets Photo of Himself Wearing Blackface as Part of Costume

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured ColumnistDecember 17, 2017

MADRID, SPAIN - DECEMBER 16: Antoine Griezmann, #7 of Atletico de Madrid during The La Liga match between Club Atletico de Madrid and Deportivo Alaves at Wanda Metropolitano on December 16, 2017 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Sonia Canada/Getty Images)
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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:

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:

BeIN Sports' David Cartlidge noted the Atletico man likely won't face major backlash in Spain:

Griezmann later deleted the tweet while apologising, saying it was "clumsy," via Tom Williams of AFP.

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