Liputan6.com, Jakarta- In the midst of financial difficulties, Barcelona troubled by the case of racism by two French players, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele. Both were caught red-handed racist to the Japanese.
Last week, Griezmann and Dembele were in the spotlight after circulating a video that allegedly contained racist insults to Japanese people. The video was taken during Barcelona’s pre-season tour of Japan in 2019.
In the video, Dembele and Griezmann are seen in a hotel room. Grizmann called in a technician to fix the broken television so he could play the video game Efootball Pro Evolution Soccer. Dembele then jokingly insulted the technicians and hotel staff who happened to be Japanese.
“All these ugly faces, just so you can play PES, aren’t you ashamed?” Dembele said to Grizmann.
In the video Griezmann actually does not speak at all. But the Frenchman seemed to agree with Dembele’s statement. Griezmann replied to Dembele’s comments with a smile.
The circulation of this video was fatal for Barcelona and Griezmann himself. Companies Japan Barcelona’s sponsors and Griezmann’s personal sponsors are furious by taking decisive action immediately.