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

Max Sherry

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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.

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.

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."

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

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

Credit: Alamy
Credit: Alamy

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

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."

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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