Griezmann’s contract cancelled – Daily Post Nigeria

France forward, Antoine Griezmann, has had his contract with Konami cancelled.

This comes after a controversial video all the way from 2019 surfaced on social media this week.

The footage, taken before a Barcelona pre-season friendly, shows Griezmann and teammate Ousmane Dembele mocking Japanese hotel staff who were fixing a TV.

Both players have since released statements apologising and insisting any comments they made were not racist.

However, Griezmann’s contract with the Japanese entertainment company has now been ripped up.

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“Konami Digital Entertainment believes, as is the philosophy of sports, that discrimination of any kind is unacceptable.

“Previously we had announced Antoine Griezmann as our Yu-Gi-Oh! contents ambassador, however in light of recent events we have decided to cancel the contract.

“With regard to our eFootball PES franchise, we will be requesting FC Barcelona as a club partner to explain the details of this case and its future actions,” an official statement read.

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