Spanish Basketball Player Rudy Fernandez Portrayed As A Black Man On NBA 2k17
A Spanish basketballer played out a childhood dream by controlling himself on a video game only to discover he had been given a new name and was portrayed as a black man.
Rodolfo Fernandez, 31, who is a white 6 foot 5 inch shooting guard for Real Madrid appears on the game as Fernandez Rodolfo – a black point guard.
The stunned star tweeted the makers of the NBA 2K17 saying:
His message was retweeted hundreds of times and was commented on by several twitter users who also complained about other mistakes in the video game.
Gaming experts, however, said that this type of mistake often happens in early versions of games, especially with basketball teams that are not from the NBA.
All’s well that ends well, we suppose. Don’t think it would have gone this smoothly if it was a black or dark-skinned player who was portrayed as “white”…
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