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THE KONAMI/BARÇA CONTRACT, IN DANGER

Konami fires Griezmann for his controversial statements in 2019

Published:7/07/2021 - 13:19h

Updated:7/07/2021 - 13:19h

Griezmann's controversial words against Asian employees in 2019 are drawing a tail. Now, Konami has decided to fire the Frenchman with a sudden light and demands explanations from Barça, with whom it has an agreement for the eFootball PES

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His controversial statements in 2019 are bringing him a lot of problems to Antoine Griezmann. It does some days filtered a video recorded by Ousmane Dembélé in which 'Grizzy' put with several Asian employees that tried to fix the Play Station of 'Dembouz'. "All these ugly faces only so that you can play to the PES, does not give you shame? Which type of language is that?", it affirmed the one of Macon.

These words caused the get angry of Rakuten, that pronounced against of this by means of his CEO. "Like sponsor of the club and organiser of turns it, wail a lot that the players of the FCB have done discriminatory comments. Since Rakuten has backed the philosophy of the Barça and sponsored to the club, such statements are unacceptable under any circumstance and will protest on them formally against the club exposing both points of view", indicated.

After this stir, Griezmann went out to ask pardon by means of his social networks and also excused directly with Rakuten by all the sucedido. "Always I have been engaged against any form of discrimination. During the last days, some people have wanted to pass off as me the man that am not. Rejection firmly the indictments that have done me and wail have been able to offend to my Japanese friends", commented.

After the apologies to Rakuten and the public explanations desmarcándose of any type of racism against the Asians, seemed that this subject went to bury . However, another Japanese company with which the Barcelona has an agreement, Konami, also has showed his anger and disconformidad with the statements of the 'Principito'. The Japanese, in fact, have taken measures fulminantes with the forward culé.

Konami Has sacked to Griezmann

"Konami Digital Entertainment believes, as it is the philosophy of the sport, that the discrimination of any type is unacceptable. Previously, we had announced to Antoine Griezmann like our Yu-Gi-Oh!. Ambassador of contents. However, to the light of the recent events, have decided to cancel the agreement", stood out the Asians, that have 'broken' the agreement that joined them to the ex of the Athletic of Madrid.

On the other hand, this incident also could affect to the own Barça and to his agreement with Konami by the eFootball PES. "Regarding our franchise eFootball PES, will request to the FC Barcelona, like club, partner that explain the details of this case and his future actions", wrote in the communiqué. It will be necessary to see what occurs and if the group barcelonista achieves to solve this entuerto.

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