August 13, 2008
Spain's Olympic basketball for the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games defended the photo of the 15 basketball players using their fingers to make their eyes look more Chinese. The photo was shot inside a basketball court adorned with Chinese dragon and is part of the team sponsor- Seur's publicity campaign. The photo however was used only in Spain. But it reached the whole world and has caused a major upset to China.
“It was something like supposed to be funny or something but never offensive in any way,”More so according the Spanish Basketball Team to the Olypmics, the photo was a request from a photographer. However, the photo as seen by some people appears racist.
“I’m sorry if anybody thought or took it the wrong way and thought that it was offensive".- Pau Gasol said (Spain's center and player of LA Lakers)
The Spanish Basketball team won against China in the basketball game last tuesday but consistently was beeing booed by the Chinese audience.
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