Who knew there was racism in the gaming world?
This was learned when the new FIFA '17 video game started causing controversy after gamers criticized EA for including a non-white protagonist at the center of the game's story.
In a new mode to the series called "The Journey," a lead character named Alex Hunter is followed from youth to adulthood, making it to the Premiere League and FA Cup. When his folks are introduced in the story — his grandpa is white — and just by looking at him, fans could tell he identifies as a person of color.
Taking to Twitter, some fans — sarcastically or not — pointed out the noticeable switch in ethnicity:
Take a look at the trailer for the game, below:
Watch Oprah and Ava DuVernay talk about diversity in the BET Breaks video, above.
(Photo: EA Sports FIFA)