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Two Barcelona footballers accused of racism for a controversial video

Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembélé were heavily criticized for an old video, that unleashed the controversy in days that in themselves have been difficult for Barcelona.

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The French footballers of FC Barcelona, Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembélé, are involved in the middle of a controversy when they are accused of racism by an old video that began to circulate on social networks. Sources indicated that said video, in which players make fun of hotel workers, was in the summer of 2019 in Japan, when Barça was on a preseason tour of Asia.

Controversy at the door in relation to the Barça players Griezmann and Dembélé for a controversial video that would be from 2019 when they were in preseason in Asia. The extreme young man is the one who recorded this video and made some comments of racist connotation, before the arrival of some Asian maintenance people at the hotel where they were staying.

In the video you can hear how Dembélé says while Griezmann laughs: "All these ugly faces, just so you can play PES (Pro Evolution Soccer), aren't you ashamed?" The former Borussia Dortmund player was referring to the football video game, which Griezmann wanted to play and that is why he called the hotel maintenance due to a technical problem on his television.

The 24-year-old footballer referred in a racist way to the Asian hotel officials. What kind of backward language is that? Are you technologically advanced in your country or not? ”Added Dembélé in this controversial video that is already traveling the world. For his part, the former Atlético de Madrid player does not comment but laughs at the racist phrases of his roommate, which generated rejection on social networks. Neither of the two athletes spoke out about this controversy.

After a disappointing Euro 2020, where they were eliminated by Switzerland in the round of 16, the Barcelona players are going through this controversy that will probably bring them problems. Dembélé is in full recovery from an operation to remove the biceps tendon in his right knee (four months approx.) And his future at Barça is a real unknown (contract until 2022).

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