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Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann apologises for painting himself black in ‘tribute’ to Harlem Globetrotters basketballer

Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann apologises for painting himself black in ‘tribute’ to Harlem Globetrotters basketballer

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Antoine Griezmann has landed himself in hot water over his 80's fancy dressMonday, December 18, 2017Antoine Griezmann has apologised after sparking a Twitter backlash by posting a picture of himself on social media in fancy dress as a black basketball player.The Atletico Madrid and France forward posted a photo on social media on Sunday showing him in an NBA All Stars basketball kit with heavily darkened skin and an afro-style wig.After a string of angry responses, Griezmann returned to Twitter to post: "Calm down friends, I'm fan of the Harlem Globetrotters and the good times... it's a tribute.”But after facing more criticism, he was forced to backtrack and more than 20 minutes after that post, he added: "I recognise it is clumsy on my part. If I have hurt anyone, I apologise."After apolo...
‘He wants to stay here’ – Atletico Madrid president plays down Antoine Griezmann exit reports

‘He wants to stay here’ – Atletico Madrid president plays down Antoine Griezmann exit reports

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Antoine GriezmannThursday, November 16, 2017Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has played down reports of an imminent exit for Manchester United target Antoine Griezmann.As talkSPORT told you this week, reports in Spain have claimed that Barcelona have agreed a 'deal in principle' to sign the Frenchman for £90m at the end of the season.This had come as a huge blow for United who came close to signing Griezmann in the summer and have not yet given up hope of luring him to Old Trafford.However Cerezo insists the 26-year-old forward is happy at Atletico and has no intention of walking out."He wants to stay here," Cerezo told Europa Press."That is what he is saying and nowhere has he said he wants to leave us, in fact he has said the opposite."He has a contract with Atletico."Let's block...