Griezmann deletes Twitter post after outrage over 'racist' fancy dress outfit

18 December, 2017, 03:51 | Author: Elena Meyer
  • Antoine Griezmann's deleted tweet that has been labelled racist

Barcelona director Guillermo Amor says it is possible that club president Josep Maria Bartomeu may have met with representatives of Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.

The France star wore an Afro wig and blacked up his face, arms and legs for the picture, which was captioned "80s party" and was accompanied by a basketball emoji and a laughing emoji on his official Twitter feed.

The family of the 26-year-old Atletico Madrid striker are said to have met with Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu to finalise personal terms ahead of the France worldwide moving to the Camp Nou next summer.

Piers Morgan quickly gave his take on the situation, quote-tweeting Griezmann's image along with the added caption: 'And Overseas Racially Insensitive Imbecile of the Year goes to'.

Antoine Griezmann tweet

After a string of angry responses, Griezmann returned to Twitter to post: "Calm down friends, I'm fan of the Harlem globetrotters and the good times.it's a tribute". "If I offended anyone, I apologise".

After posting his creation to social media, the France worldwide was immediately and understandably hit with a backlash.

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

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