Barça: Griezmann also denies accusations of anti-Asian racism after controversial video with Dembélé

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Antoine Griezmann defended himself on Monday after accusations of anti-Asian racism brought against him. A direct consequence of a video filmed by Ousmane Dembélé in 2019 showing him smiling at very limiting comments from his Barça teammate.

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The time for explanations has come. Moments after Ousmane Dembélé, Antoine Griezmann also reacted to the racist controversy born of a video shot in Japan in 2019 during a Barça internship. “Grizou” denies there any discrimination against Asians.

“I have always been committed against any form of discrimination, wrote the 2018 world champion in a message posted on Twitter. For the past few days some people have wanted to pass me off as the man I am not.”

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Griezmann: “I firmly refute the accusations”

Filmed in a private character and broadcast on Snapchat by “Juice” aka Ousmane Dembélé, the video shows Antoine Griezmann smiling there several times at the borderline remarks of his teammate within the Catalan club. If the former Colchoneros does not say anything that could incriminate him, his behavior has earned him many criticisms after the unveiling of this controversial video in recent days.

More problematic, on the other hand, several sequences broadcast by Barça showing the backstage of the first team’s internship in Japan showed Antoine Griezmann imitating the Japanese accent and thus triggered an outcry.

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“I firmly refute the accusations made to me, again launched Antoine Griezmann. And I’m sorry if I could offend my Japanese friends.”

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Following the recent controversy arising from the video that has gone viral of the two French players, FC Barcelona, ​​one of whose main sponsors is Rakuten, one of the Japanese Internet service giants, has not yet reacted publicly.

Very involved in the cause of the Uyghurs, victims of repression in China, Antoine Griezmann broke a contract with the Huawei company in December 2020. In June, the 30-year-old striker was named “official ambassador” of the Yu-card game. Gi-Oh from the Konami brand. He should also be one of the headliners of the next PES 2022, still at Konami.

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