Antoine Griezmann's 'black' face causes outrage

Updated: Dec 18, 2017, 20:03 IST | A Correspondent

Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann caused huge outrage on social media after posting a picture of himself dressed up as a basketball player with his face painted black

Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann caused huge outrage on social media after posting a picture of himself dressed up as a basketball player with his face painted black. The Manchester United target wrote on Twitter: "80s Party," with a basketball emoji and a laughing emoji.

Antoine Griezmann

The Frenchman was immediately slammed on social media, with many urging him to remove the picture. Hours later, he tweeted informing fans not to over-react to the picture. "Calm down guys, I'm a fan of the Harlem Globetrotters and the good times... It's a tribute," he wrote.

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