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Spanish Hoops Squad Takes Its Eyes Off the Ball

8/11/2008 2:30 PM PDT

Spanish Hoops Squad Takes Its Eyes Off the Ball

How do you ingratiate yourself into a foreign culture? Take a photo mocking the way they look!

The Spanish national basketball team, gold medal contenders at the Olympics in Beijing, was featured in a full page ad that shows the team pulling back at their eyes in a slanty-eyed gesture. According to the Guardian, the ad (which is for a freight company) ran in a Spanish newspaper.

An e-mail to the Spanish Basketball Federation was not immediately returned. Watch TMZ Sports on FS1 Get the new TMZ Sports app!

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