Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann apologizes for blackface costume

Griezmann has cored five goals for Atletico Madrid this season

Story highlights

  • Griezmann sparks outrage on social media
  • Atletico star wore blackface costume as fancy dress
  • French international later apologized

(CNN)He is one of the world's best and most sought-after footballers, but Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann caused outrage on social media on Sunday by posting a picture of himself in a blackface costume for an 1980s themed fancy dress party.

The Frenchman, 26, tweeted a picture of himself dressed as a black basketball player -- he was in full-body blackface with an Afro wig -- and initially told his fo