• Kenyan-born football player Aliir Aliir.
  • The incident follows the controversy surrounding Australian newspaper The Herald Sun's mean-spirited crusade against Serena Williams after the American's outburst at the 2018 US Open final.

Three football players have been photographed dressed in blackface as tennis champions Serena Williams and Venus Williams.

The athletes play for the

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The incident follows the controversy over Australian newspaper The Herald Sun's mean-spirited crusade against Serena Williams following the American's outburst at the 2018 US Open final.

The Herald Sun published a vulgar cartoon which grossly exaggerated her weight, lips, and nose and depicted her as an angry baby. The paper has also attempted to discredit her character by calling her "no feminist hero" and a "fraud."

The newspaper's editor defended the cartoon, and the artist himself countered global condemnation by claiming "the world has just gone crazy."