Picture: Atletico Madrid footballer Antoine Griezmann slammed for blackface
Antoine Griezmann is one of the best footballers in the world (Picture: Getty)

Antoine Griezmann was hit with a wave of criticism after the Atletico Madrid star shared a picture of himself in blackface.

The France international, who has continually been linked with a transfer to Manchester United, posted a snap of fancy dress outfit for an ’80’s party’ on Twitter.

Griezmann was dressed as a basketball player, but the photo of him in blackface sparked outrage on social media.

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Antoine Griezmann (Picture: Twitter)
(Picture: Twitter)

Many urged Griezmann to take the photo down and accused the attacker of racism.

The tweet went viral and Griezmann attempted to defend himself.

He said: ‘Calm down guys, I’m fan of the Harlem globetrotters and the good times… it’s a tribute.’

Je reconnais que c’est maladroit de ma part. Si j’ai blessé certaines personnes je m’en excuse.

— Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) December 17, 2017

Griezmann then deleted that tweet and the picture and issued an apology.

He said: ‘I admit it’s clumsy on my part. If I hurt some people I apologize.’

But, the damage was already done as criticism poured in across social media.

Antoine Griezmann is a bum and anyone defending that, you’re a wasteman.

— Oluwacloutinho (@Nigerianscamsss) December 17, 2017

Griezmann plays for France full of black players so I dunno what the fuck he’s doing.. trash guy

— sanka (@Martian_MUFC) December 17, 2017

Nah griezmann let that tweet go and thought “yeah these man are gonna fuck with that fit heavy”. Probably thinks all these notifications are Mandem breading him.

— pharrell four count intro (@RlFFrafff) December 17, 2017

Griezmann plays for France full of black players so I dunno what the fuck he’s doing.. trash guy

— sanka (@Martian_MUFC) December 17, 2017

What is Antoine Griezmann thinking?

And is there nobody around him to tell him that is a very bad idea?

— John Bennett (@JohnBennettBBC) December 17, 2017

Griezmann even tweeted it with laughcry emojis ffs he knows exactly what he's doing. Racist scum.

— DaG (@Wrighty_8) December 17, 2017

Antoine Griezmann with maybe the most insensitive thing a footballer has done for a long time

— LFC Fans Corner (@LFCFansCorner) December 17, 2017

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