Retired Dutch footballer Ruud Van Nistelrooy has been accused of racism after visiting a hospital dressed as a King with a 'blacked-up' face.
Along with the two other 'Kings', Van Nistelrooy visited a hospital where he gave gifts to staff and handed out sweets to children.
He posted several photos of his costume on Twitter writing: 'In hospital with presents for the young and old.'
Although the costume appears controversial, Balthazar is traditionally portrayed as a black man in historical texts.
Seriously ? ........ This is a news story ? ..... What's next ..... 'Coal-miner accused of being racist after secret photos taken in the 40's appear online' ?