Barcelona forward, Antoine Griezmann has called the CEO of club sponsor Rakuten to apologise amid racism allegations. Recall that a clip of the Frenchman mocking Asian people recently surfaced online, and the whole world has been reacting.
Reports have now said that Antoine has reached out to Japanese company, Rakuten by speaking to founder and CEO Hiroshi Mikitani to tender his sincere apologies.
Hiroshi has since shared this on Twitter, “As a club sponsor and tour organiser, I am very sorry that the FCB players made discriminatory remarks.”
“Since Rakuten has endorsed Barca’s philosophy and sponsored the club, such statements are unacceptable under any circumstances and we will formally protest the club and seek their views.”
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