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Barcelona apologize to Asian fans for Dembele's 'racist' video

Thu 08 July 2021 | 12:08

Barca have released an official statement, apologizing for Griezmann and Dembele's racial remarks.

In recent days, a video of two French

Barcelona

stars,

Antoine Griezmann

and

Ousmane Dembele

, went viral showing them making fun of the staff of a hotel in Japan; which provoked a lot of reactions and eventually forced the France internationals to officially apologize for their behavior.

Barcelona have now reacted to the incident, apologizing for their players’ behavior in an official statement.

The statement on the

club’s website

reads:

"FC Barcelona deeply regret the displeasure amongst Japanese and Asian fans and partners of our Club caused by a video that appeared a few days ago on social media in which two first team players [Ousmane Dembele and Antoine Griezmann] displayed a lack of respect in their attitude towards several employees in the hotel in which they were staying.

"This attitude in no way coincides with the values that FC Barcelona represents and defends. The values of the Club and its partners should be something that FC Barcelona protects, and this belief is present at all levels of the organization, from the Board of Directors and executives to the players in the Club's various sporting teams.

"The Club is committed to improving its education on questions of race, discrimination and diversity. At FC Barcelona there is no place for racism or discrimination. FC Barcelona would like to apologize publicly to all the Club's fans and partners who feel unhappy about this event from the summer of 2019, a time when the Club's responsibilities fell to a Board Directors and executive team previous to the current.

“The players have already shown their regret and have apologized to Japanese fans and partners, something that the Club values. Nevertheless, FC Barcelona reserve the right to take the internal measures that it considers appropriate.”


source: SportMob