Athenian vandals have disgraced a piece of graffiti of Giannis Antetokounmpo with multiple Nazi symbols, discovered by the public on Thursday.
The unknown vandals spray painted a swastika and “SS” signs on Giannis’ right arm on the graffiti, also covering his face with a smudge.
Created by the “Pictures and Dreams” group of graffiti artists, the piece of graffiti was in the Municipality of Palaio Faliro in south Athens.
The graffiti is on one of the 48 telecommunications primary cross-connection boxes in Palaio Faliro that had been ‘renovated’ by the “Pictures and Dreams” group.
The Milwaukee Bucks star has been a strong representative for the American “Black Lives Matter” movement. Giannis Antetokounmpo, his family and some of his Milwaukee Bucks teammates joined a protest rally in Milwaukee in the beginning of June, demanding justice in the aftermath of the George Floyd killing.
“We want change, we want justice, and that’s why we’re out here. That’s what we’re going to do today. That’s why I’m going to march with you,” Antetokounmpo said.
“I want my kid to grow up here in Milwaukee, and not to be scared to walk in the streets. I don’t want my kid to have hate in his heart.”