Atletico Madrid striker Antoine Griezmann has offered up an apology after he posted an image of himself with darkened skin in a NBA basketball outfit he wore to a fancy dress part on Saturday night.
The France forward clearly believed his post would be viewed as a joke by his millions of followers on Twitter and Instagram, but his misjudgement was quickly highlighted as he bombarded with complaints for the offense image.
Griezmann seemed keen to promote an image of him with blackened skin and wearing an Afro wig while wearing an NBA vest, striped shorts and clutching a basketball, as he dressed up to take part in an 1980s themed party.
As PR gaffs go, this was one of the most embarrassing of the year and Griezmann may now reconsider his conduct on social media before he makes any more posts.
The France forward will be hoping this error of judgement does not tarnish his reputation as he eyes up a potential €100m transfer in 2018, with Manchester United and Barcelona continuing to be linked with the prolific forward.