- Antoine Griezmann took to his Twitter handle to defend Ansu Fati after a reporter made a racist remark about him
- Salvadore Sostres said the Barcelona star reminded him of black street vendors who evade the police
- Fati became the first player in history to score two Champions League goals before his 18th birthday
Antoine Griezman has come in strong defence of his fast-rising teammate Ansu Fati after a Spanish reporter compared him to black street vendors, Sport Bible.
The teenager was in splendid form when Barcelona defeated Ferencvaros by 5-1 and became the first player in history to score two Champions League goals before his 18th birthday.
However, Spanish news media outlet ABC made mockery of the youngster after reported Salvadore Sostres said Fati reminded of 'black street vendors' who evade the police.
Griezmann immediately condemned the write up on Twitter, saying Fati deserves respect for what he has brought in the game.
The Frenchman tweeted:
"Ansu is an exceptional kid who deserves respect like any human being. No to racism and no to bad education."
It is understood that Barcelona are ready to take legal action against Sostres for the article and ABC are yet to make a statement regarding the issue.
Fati has scored four goals in five appearances for Barcelona in the new season and finished off a brilliant move to score from a Frenkie de Jong's assist.
After the game against Ferencavaros Fati told Marca that the delivery of his teammates has helped his game improve.
"My teammates make it easier for me to score. It is a fantastic pass from [Frenkie] De Jong and I just had to finish.
"This was a good victory, it is important to start well and carry this momentum on.
"It is good for the squad that we have a lot of forwards in good form, the competition is healthy.
"My aim now is to recover in time for El Clasico, which I have always dreamed of playing in."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Antoine Griezmann is unable to express because he is overshadowed by Lionel Messi at Barcelona, according to former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, Goal.
The 29-year-old is in his second season with La Blaugrana and is still struggling to justify his £107million from Atletico Madrid.
The Frenchman has scored at least 20 goals in his six-year spell with Atletico before moving to Barca but has struggled to replicate his form at the Camp Nou.
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