Antoine Griezmann will no longer be an official Yu-Gi-Oh!  after controversial racist video |  Atomix

Antoine Griezmann will no longer be an official Yu-Gi-Oh! after controversial racist video | Atomix

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Antoine Griezmann will no longer be an official Yu-Gi-Oh!  after controversial racist video |  Atomix

Just last month, Konami made known that the notorious French footballer, Antoine Griezmann, would be the official ambassador for the brand of Yu-Gi-Oh!. Now, the Japanese company decided to cancel its contract with him after a controversial video began to circulate on the internet.

This video has been filmed since 2019, but only these days began to circulate on the internet. In this material we can see how Griezmann, together with his teammate, Ousmane Dembele, racially mock hotel employees in Japan while they were trying to fix a problem related to the room where they were staying.

Due, Konami decided to stop his relationship with Griezmann upon relieving him of his position as ambassador of Yu-Gi-Oh!. Here are the official statements of the company:

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

We previously announced Antoine Griezmann as our Yu-Gi-Oh! Content ambassador, however, following recent events, we have decided to cancel his contract.

Regarding our eFootball PES franchise, we will ask our associated club FC Barcelona to explain the details of this case and its future actions. “

Later, Griezmann responded to these statements via Twitter, where he stated the following:

“I have always been against any kind of discrimination. In these last days, certain people are looking to cross me out as something that I am not. I firmly refute the accusations against me and I apologize if I offended any of my Japanese friends. “

Dembele He also apologized through his account Instagram, and these were his statements:

“Hello everyone, these last few days, a private video since 2019 has been circulating on social networks. It was filmed in Japan. It could have been recorded anywhere in the world and I would have expressed myself in the same way. Therefore, I was not addressing any community. I always use these types of expressions with my friends, regardless of their origins. Since then the video has been made public. I understand that I may have offended the people in these images. Because of this, I would like to offer my sincerest apologies to them. “

Unfortunately for these players, and in particular for Griezmann, Konami wants to know the actions that FC Barcelona will take against the footballer, because as they said before, this club is an official partner of the company by dealing directly with them for the development of the franchise PES.

Antoine Griezmann will no longer be an official Yu-Gi-Oh!  after controversial racist video |  Atomix

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