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Antoine Griezmann, French Soccer Star, Under Fire For Controversial Costume

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The French soccer star painted his entire body black and dressed up as a basketball player.

Antoine Griezmann, a 26-year-old French soccer star, is under fire on social media for posting a picture of himself dressed in a controversial costume.

The professional footballer, who plays internationally for France and as a forward for Atlético Madrid, showed off his costume on Twitter earlier today.

Griezmann painted his entire body black and is wearing an afro as he dressed up as a professional basketball player. He's wearing an NBA 1969 All-Stars uniform.

Check it out:

Unsurprisingly, Griezmann is getting crushed on social media for the costume. At the time of this posting, the tweet had been retweeted more than 5,000 times and had more than 2,500 responses.

https://twitter.com/SimplyyDybxla/status/942489850602819588

Griezmann, a 5-foot-9 forward, has been playing for Atletico Madrid since 2014. He's made 123 appearances and scored 65 goals. Previously, he played for Real Sociedad from 2009-14.