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Got Olympic controversy?Posted Tuesday, August 12, 2008, at 9:11 AM
What was the Spanish Olympic basketball team thinking?
Spain's Olympic basketball teams have risked upsetting their Chinese hosts by posing for a pre-Games advertisement making slit-eyed gestures. The ad for a courier company, which is an official sponsor of the Spanish Basketball Federation, occupied a full page in the sports daily Marca, the country's best-selling newspaper.
The ad features a large photograph of the basketball team posing in full Olympic kit on a basketball court decorated with a picture of a Chinese dragon. Every single player appears to be pulling back the skin on either side of their eyes.
Thank God it is not an American team!
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