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The disguise of Antoine Griezmann as a black basketball player is controversial

The disguise of Antoine Griezmann as a black basketball player is controversial

The player of the team of France had made himself a player of Harlem Globetrotters for a disguised evening and had published the photo on social networks.
A Photo Antoine Griezmann, as a player basketball black with afro wig and captioned “A 1980 Harlem Globetrotter player” , provoked controversy over social networks , forcing the striker of the team la France and Atlético Madrid at the remove of Twitter and present excuses.
“I admit it’s awkward on my part. If I hurt some people, I apologize. ”

I admit it’s awkward on my part. If I hurt some people I apologize. – AntoGriezmann (@Antoine Griezmann)

A little earlier, he had justified himself by writing: “Calmos friends, I’m a fan of the Harlem Globetrotters and this beautiful time … it’s a tribute. ”
«” Blackface “in 2017»
One of the most virulent reactions was posted by a British socialist legislator, David Lammy:
“There are many ways to make the party in the 1980s, but the “blackface” is not part of it. I can not believe that in 2017 it is necessary exit of his silence and shout do not dress in blackface. “