Published: Mon, December 18, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Antoine Griezmann blasted by fans for dressing up as black basketball player

Antoine Griezmann blasted by fans for dressing up as black basketball player

Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has attracted criticism from his followers after posting an image on Twitter of himself dressed as a Harlem Globetrotter, sporting "blackface" make-up.

Griezmann was continuously linked with a switch to and Barcelona across the summer but stayed in, where he has scored seven goals in 18 matches so far this season.

The Catalan club are yet to make official contact with Atletico over activating Griezmann's release clause but Mundo Deportivo understands there should be no problem there, with the two club's sharing a good relationship.

"I love my players a lot and I love to see them grow".

More than 20 minutes after that post, he added: "I recognise it is clumsy on my part. I am not ungrateful", Simeone said in the interview with the French publication.

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That's no mean feat as there are a quite few of them, including all-time record goalscorer Sergio Agüero . We are so demanding for our players.

Simeone said he would not deny the chance to leave to any of his players if they wanted to continue their growth somewhere else.

'Of course Griezmann will be able to leave at some point, the same way Costa and Arda Turan were allowed to leave'.

"It all depends on various factors".

The revelation comes just five months after Griezmann penned a new long-term contract at the Wanda Metropolitano and amid plenty of summer speculation that he was set to join Manchester United. "I have nothing against England - except for the weather".

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