Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembélé with his selection of France


Official statement: Barça regrets the video of Dembélé and Griezmann

Published:7/07/2021 - 18:55h

Updated:7/07/2021 - 18:55h

The FC Barcelona has published a document in Japanese with the end to offer apologies by the controversial writing of Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembélé

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Afterwards of the divulging of a video of 2019 in which Antoine Griezmann and Ousmane Dembélé tricked of the Japanese workers of the hotel in which it was lodged the FC Barcelona, the Barcelona club has published in his social networks and in the Japanese version of the web to condemn the behaviour of his two players, to the time that offered them apologies and cleared that said attitude does not correspond to the values of the Catalan entity.

In the Japanese writing, the Barça has written that "in a video published does some days, two players of first level of the club had some words and some pejorative facts with the employees of the hotel in which they lodged . We regret a lot that the video showed a situation that incomodó to the fans and Japanese partners and Asians".

It continues the communiqué culé clearing that "the value of the clubs and partners is a belief that has to respect in all the levels of the organisation, from the direction of the FC Barcelona and the directors until the sportsmen of the distinct sportive teams of the club. The club is engaged in the improvement of the education on racial questions, discrimination and diversity. There is not place for the racism in the FC Barcelona".

Therefore, the Barça "excuses officially with all the fans and partners offended. The direction of the club will do all the possible to guarantee that they do not go back to occur similar situations in the future". Besides, it remembers that "both players already have expressed his apologies and wails to the fans and Japanese partners, but the club will follow taking the internal measures that they are necessary".

Problems with the sponsors

Two of the main sponsors of the Barcelona club pronounced with regard to the controversy. Rakuten, main sponsor of the club, asked this Tuesday explanations to the FC Barcelona and Griezmann put in contact with Hiroshi Mikitani to offer him apologies and clear him the sucedido, in a video in which it does not say neither a word, as the only in speaking is Dembélé. Likewise, Konami has suspended his agreement with Griezmann until it clear the sucedido.

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