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Griezmann attracts criticism for 'racist' fancy dress

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250   //    18 Dec 2017, 02:25 IST
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Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann.

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 appears wearing a full basketball kit and an afro wig in a picture captioned "80's party", along with an emoji indicating joyous laughter.

Responses quickly labelled the post "racist", urging Griezmann to delete the tweet and warning of a backlash.

At the time of writing, the image had been live for 30 minutes without being removed.

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