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Giannis Antetokounmpo Praised By Fans For Wearing T-Shirt With Gender Equality Message

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Praised By Fans For Wearing T-Shirt With Gender Equality Message

Giannis Antetokounmpo has been praised by people online for wearing a t-shirt which spreads a message of gender equality.

The Milwaukee Bucks star was unable to guide his team to back-to-back NBA championships this season, but still had an impressive individual campaign nonetheless.

Antetokounmpo, AKA 'The Greek Freak', is clearly a talented player on the court, but his actions away from it have seen him quickly become a favourite among basketball fans.

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Now the 27-year-old has received more praise from fans on social media after he was pictured wearing a distinctive shirt during the opening of his new 'Antetokounbros' store at the Athens International Airport.

Giannis wore a white t-shirt bearing the words: “Men of quality don’t fear equality.”

Upon seeing the outfit, people have commended him for using his platform to address and important topic.

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One person tweeted: "My GOAT, for real."

While another added: "Great message from a great man."

As a user asked: "Where can I get this?"

Meanwhile, one concluded: "Love this so much! The fight for equality for all and spreading the message is so important."

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But while most applauded Giannis' move, others criticised him.

One person commented: "How does wanting equality make you mad? Says a lot."

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Credit: Alamy

As one said: "F**king said no one ever."

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While another social media user added: "Yes. We are all equal to the 6’11” 250-pound millionaire NBA superstar. The message is garbage."

In the same Twitter thread, a number of people started debating the topic.

"I don't see where the inequalities are but ok," one person commented.

To which someone else replied: "Women comprise 5% of CEO’s globally, 0% of US Presidents, and 27% of congress. There is inequality in pay, inequality in justice, and inequality in respect. To not see this is to not have your eyes open."

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This isn't the first time the former NBA champ and league MVP has worn items of clothing with messages on them.

During a recent trip to France, the NBA megastar was seen donning a shirt that stated “Zero tolerance for racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia or any form of discrimination.”

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/harris_stavrou

Topics: Australia, NBA, Basketball

Max Sherry
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