Thursday , January 21 2021

Andres Iniesta heavily criticized after posting controversial blackface picture online

Andres Iniesta has been heavily criticized after posting a controversial blackface on social media.

The Spanish 2010 World Cup-winner posted the image with friends and family on his Twitter account on 6 January.

In the photo, a number of people are dressed as a variety of natural characters, two of whom will appear in blackface.

It is believed to be a reference to the story of St Nicolas and 'Black Pete' – one of Santa's helpers – who features in Spanish folklore.

The former Barcelona star is currently playing in Japan for Vissell Kobe and is still to respond to the backlash.

Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann was caught in similar controversy earlier this year when dressed in blackface as a Harlem Globetrotter.

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