Atletico Madrid star Griezmann causes controversy over black-face costume

France and Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann had an '80s-themed party to attend this weekend, and he is now under a lot of fire for his choice of a costume. The huge basketball fan dressed up kind of like a Harlem Globetrotter and decided to paint his skin in the process. Take a look:

As you could imagine, there was plenty of backlash for the costume.

And the player quickly took to Twitter to apologize, after telling people to calm down.

"I agree that it [was wrong of] me. If I hurt anybody, forgive me," he wrote. 

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