Spanish team photographed making slit-eyed gesture

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  1. Sense of humour failure or out of order?

    Beijing Olympics: Second Spanish team photographed making 'slit-eyed' gesture
    A second group of Spanish Olympic athletes has been photographed making “slit-eyed” gestures, threatening to overshadow the Beijing Games with a row over racial stereotyping.


    The photo was discovered on the official website of the Spanish Tennis Federation
    The latest photo to emerge shows Spanish women tennis players pulling the pose, apparently in anticipation of their Federation Cup match against China in April.

    Pictures of the Spanish men’s and women’s basketball teams making the gesture, a crude impersonation of Chinese people, were published in adverts in Spanish newspapers earlier this week.

    The photos, which were reprinted around the world, added to Spanish sport's poor reputation for racial sensitivity.

    The latest image appears to show players in Spain’s Federation Cup team doing the “slit-eyed” gesture along with members of their support staff. There is no suggestion that they intended to cause offence.

    It was apparently taken after the team defeated Italy in the quarter-finals of the competition - the leading team contest for women tennis players - in Febraury. Wine glasses are visible on the table in front of the party.

    The Spanish team that defeated the Italians included Lourdes Dominguez-Lino, Nuria Llagostera Vives, Anabel Medina Garrigues and Carla Suarez-Navarro.

    Llagostera Vives, Medina Garrigues and Suarez-Navarro are all competing at the Games in Beijing.

    The photo is still visible on the official website of the Spanish Tennis Federation, where it was spotted. The original is captioned “Estamos preparados para China”, which translates as “We are prepared for China”.

    Spain’s women tennis players defeated the Chinese team in their Federation Cup semi-final in April. The Spanish are due to play Russia in the final in September.
  2. The bald guy on the left doesn't seem to be participating in the fun.

    I can only begin to imagine what the Spanish pre-Olympic photographs will be like if an African nation gets the games.
  3. Almost everything that I object to about the outraged politically correkt mindset is in those words. The assumption that the gesture is an insult to the Chinese, the assumption that the Chinese give a shit for it and the assumption that anyone who has more than half a brain does, either.
    Plus the implication that the Spaniards should be thrown into a penal colony to be re-educated (brainwashed) by diversity counselors (socialists) in the most caring (brutal) way.

    F 'em.
  4. Its clear they are insulting Koreans
  5. Don't know what the slant eye dog eating little fcukers are complaining about they take pictures of them giving headshots before/during/afterwards of prisoners being topped.
  6. Command_doh

    Command_doh LE Book Reviewer

    Reminds me of the time Luis Aragones (Spanish national football team manager) was winding up Jose Antonio Reyes before they were to play France. Called Thierry Henry something like 'bl**k barsteward'. And their football fans are a bunch of racist barstardo's generally, what with the monkey chants, banana skin throwing and such like. They have abused our team enough in the past - and Shaun Wright Phillips most recently if I recall. Must be a cultural idiocy.

    And don't forget this prize bunch of coks at the Spanish Grand Prix a little while back. Bunch of Cnuts by all accounts.

  7. The Spanish are bad teds aren't they?

    The greasy spick racist cnuts.
  8. Complaining about something that might just cause offence to somebody somewhere in this World and doing it in the NAAFI? I think this is a wind-up.
  9. telegraph

    Complained where?
  10. I'm just looking forward to the crowd at the game making the, 'greasy, goat murdering, paedo fuckwits' gesture.
  11. You didn't to be fair. Mea Culpa.
  12. I think that it's funny as f*ck.
  13. There's only one punishment good enough for them. They should have to take over the 2012 Games for that.
  14. Bloke on the left in the check shirt. He's got three fcuking arms ... surely that's cheating in tennis?
  15. My bold.

    Oh he's participating alright. :wink:
    By the smiles on the faces of the two ladies in front of him he's spreading other things with his fingers.

    The lucky, lucky bastard.