Barça: Dembélé apologizes but denies any anti-Asian racism after a controversial video

Ousmane Dembélé shared a text on Monday to apologize after a controversial video where the French Barça made very limited comments about Asian people. The winger denies any racism on his part in a video dated 2019.

The controversy has swelled so much that we had to react. Ousmane Dembélé published this Monday a message of apology after the existence of a video where we see him making mocking remarks, and very limiting, about the staff of a hotel where he stayed with Barça in 2019. The winger of the Catalan club and the France team denies any anti-Asian racism in his words.

“Recently, a private video from 2019 was circulating on social networks. The scene happens to be in Japan. It could have taken place anywhere on the planet, I would have used the same expressions, s The 2018 world champion is defended in a social media post. So I was not targeting any community. I sometimes use these kinds of expressions in private, with friends, and whatever their origin. “

The apology message published by Ousmane Dembélé
The apology message published by Ousmane Dembélé © DR Instagram

Dembélé: “So I can imagine that it could have offended the people present”

Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembélé, very close in club and in selection, have found themselves at the heart of the turmoil since the appearance of a video on social networks featuring them making fun of Japanese technicians. On the sequence, only Antoine Griezmann is visible but the voice of “Dembouz” is recognizable behind the one filming the scene.

“This video is now public. So I can imagine that it could have offended the people present in these images, continued Ousmane Dembélé. Therefore, I offer them my most sincere apologies. Ousmane Dembélé.”

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