Andrés Iniesta has on Wednesday officially apologized for a photo two days ago on his Instagrampagina posted. Therein, two persons are shown with a black gemaquilleerd face, on the occasion of the feast of the Epiphany. The former player of FC Barcelona was then by a large number of followers has been accused of racism.
The 34-year-old Iniesta, currently in Japan active at Vissel Kobe, said in a press release: “no intent to have had someone to hurt”. The Catalan midfielder wants to therefore apologize to anyone offended has taken the photo.
On the conscious picture next to Iniesta and his family a few costumed people to see. They had the kings Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar proposals. Despite the fact that only one king according to the history books, the black skin, is that on the picture of Iniesta two people.
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In Spain bring the three kings on January 6, traditionally the christmas gifts to the children. One of the three kings – Balthasar – is often played by a white man, a black painted. This tradition was in 2016 in Madrid stopped. Mayor Manuela Carmena decided that during the traditional parade through the city Balthasar now and again by a black man had to be performed.
Iniesta got Monday on social media the full charge. Under more our fellow countryman, Maecky Ngombo, a jeugdproduct of Standard currently used by the Italian Ascoli plays, let us know the photo “unacceptable and racist”.
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