10. Konami fires Antoine Griezmann over racist video
It all happened during a tour of Japan in 2019, and although Griezmann himself doesn’t say a word in the controversial Snapchat video, he’s seen laughing at his teammate’s racist comments. Griezmann was a Konami ambassador at the time, so it did not take long for the Japanese company to take action and remove him from the post.
He had been the face of Konami’s Yu-Gi-Oh! media franchise (which includes a popular video game series amongst other things) for less than a month. Fans of European football club Barcelona in Asia were not happy with his apologies about the matter either, meaning soccer star Griezmann might want to avoid tripping himself up in the future again then.
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