After sharing a picture of himself in blackface dressed as a NBA All Star.
He replied to the outcry on Twitter and told everyone to calm down as he was paying homage to the team. “Calm down guys, I’m fan of the Harlem Globetrotters and the good times… It’s a tribute” he explained. Griezmann later deleted the tweet, obviously realising he wasn’t the best at giving tributes.
— 🎄CHRISTMAS IS COMING D-7🎄 (@Romanitou) December 17, 2017
— Jeff Yantos (@Xoxoitsjeff) December 17, 2017
From the backlash and racial controversy he received, Antoine made a public apology to everyone who was offended by his tweet.
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
However, in every situation there’s always a silver lining and for some this was an opportunity to learn some French…
The only positive thing that came out of Antoine Griezmann dumbass blackface costume, is that I learned “Supprime le tweet c’est mieux” is how you say “delete this tweet” in French
— Pogi B (@pogibTW) December 17, 2017
What made him think this was an okay thing to do?