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Different Spanish Team -- Same Racism

8/15/2008 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Not to be outdone by the Spanish national Olympic basketball team, the Spanish women's tennis team pulled the same offensive pose that's apparently sweeping their nation. Ay dios mio!

This racy pic was taken during preparation for their Federation Cup match against China back in April.

The photo still remains on the team's website with the attached caption: "Estamos preparados para China", which translates to, "We are prepared for China." Yeah, preparing for the backlash!

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46.

Later dude    

Ridiculing a person's facial features is just downright ignorant and there WILL be a backlash for doing this. How stupid can they be?

2169 days ago
47.

TEAM JOLIE-PITT    

THIS FINALLY SHOWS HOW SMALL MINDED THE SPANIARDS ARE. I AM ASHAMED TO HAVE SOME SPANIARD BLOOD IN ME. BUT I AM AMERICAN FIRST SOOOOO, THEY ARE ALL RACIST. THEY THINK THEY ARE SUPERIOR TO ALL CULTURES AND BACKGROUNDS. GOD FORBID YOU CALL THEM LATIN, HISPANIC OR MEXICAN THEY WILL FLIP OUT!. THEY THINK THEY ARE GRANDEST OF THEM ALL! AND ALSO THINK ITS O.K. ABOUT DOING THIS THEY FIND NO PROBLEM WITH IT AND THEY SAID ITS OUT OF LOVE THEY DO IT. ALL SAY THE AMERICANS ARE BLOWING IT UP AND MAKING IT BIGGER THAN IT IS. WAIT TILL THE WORLD SEE'S HOW THEY TREAT DARK SKINNED SPANIARDS, AND BLACKS. THEY THINK THEY ARE STILL IN THE COLONIAL TIMES.

2169 days ago
48.

GIANTS RULE    

HEY FERNANDO.....

SO WHAT MAKING MONKEY CHANTS AT BLACKS ATHLETES ARE OK....
MAKING SIGNS THAT SAY YOU ARE MARCHING JEWS IN THE OVEN IS OK TOO...THEN....

SPAIN
1) BURN THE GAYS IN THEIR COUNTRY
2) HANG THE AFRICANS IN THE COUNTRY
3) MUSLIMS AND JEWS WELL...WE DONT KNOW BECAUSE YOU PUT IN JAIL....maybe thats why you were bombed...I KNOW WHAT TERRORIST ATTACKED US...OUR MILITARY IS ON MUSLIM LAND (SAUDI ARABIA)

SO SAY THAT AGAIN...YOUR SPORTS STARS ARE RACIST AND THEY SUCK...WORLD CHAMPS AT NOTHING....THE REST OF THE WORLD LET SPAIN WIN BECAUSE YOU ALL BITCH AND CRY

OH AND BY THE WAY....ENGLANDS ROYAL FAMILY WAY WAY WAY HOTTER....THANK YOU

2169 days ago
49.

Valerie    

Wow. Seriously? "Hey guys lets take a picture like this.. naw.. it'll be funny!" Just wow.

2169 days ago
50.

that's all    

The picture was taken back in April! Are any of you even reading the article?? Also it was a Chinese advertising company that promoted the pic! What are you so damn bothered for when animals and humans are being tortured in that country unimaginably, and worrying about a stupid pic that kills noone??

2169 days ago
51.

GIANTS RULE    

I have traveled around the world I have been to many different countries and Spain is by far the most RACIST country.

If you were not born there or you are not a Spainard then you are a second class citizen. You are not a modern country, sure you have modern technology, modern homes etc....but your thinking is still stuck in the middle ages. Spainards have no respect for other cultures you dont embrace other culture but your own. And that my friend is NOT MODERN

2169 days ago
52.

Mike    

"Ignorant"? How is this picture or "Ridiculing a person's facial features.." lacking in knowledge??? If anybody is "ignorant" it's you for not knowing what the word "ignorant" means. Ooooooooor maybe you’re saying that Chinese people don’t have eyes shaped like that and therefore the Spaniards thinking they do is their ignorance?? Hmmmm, maybe?

2169 days ago
53.

Sweet Thang    

Not too long ago Real Sports on HBO did a special on soccer in Spain. Whenever a black player from an opposing team would control the ball or make a goal members of the audience would throw BANANAS on to the field or shout racist remarks. It was horrible. The coach of that soccer team referred to a black player from France as a “Black Sh*t” after he made a righteous goal. He later apologized. They were fascist until like 1975, so what should we expect.

2169 days ago
54.

Mike    

The measure of a Nation is the attractiveness of their ruling class. Hahahah, nice!

And to the Howard Stern Lover, why in the world should Spain be made to embrace other cultures? It's that "one world but only if it's my image of the world" mentality that really bugs the crap out me. Dude! You want embrace other cultures? By all means, knock yourself out. But your expectation that EVERYONE else should is incredibly ethnocentric of you. Let others live the way they want, and if that means they don't "...embrace other culture but [their] own" let them do that. Screw you for thinking the world should conform to your beliefs and views. My culture is my culture and yours is yours and if I don’t want to blend them then I shouldn’t have to.

2169 days ago
55.

angel1376    

FYI, team TMZ, spanish people don't say "ay, dios mio" that is so latin america...they actually say: "¡hostia!"

And to ther rest of you who are bashing the spanish team, this gesture is not offensive, at least intentionally. Spain is a very modern country...I've lived there, so i know. There is racism, that's true...and it's unfortunate. However I don't think they mean any harm with this pic.

PEACE!

2169 days ago
56.

Hill    

Classy Spain, real classy .....

2169 days ago
57.

YODA SPEAKS    

WELL, IT IS RACIST, AND IF YOU DO NOT THINK SO THEN YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM, OR YOUR JUST AS IGNORANT AS THESE CLODS BUT NO MATTER, WE ALL KNOW RACIST PEOPLE ARE OUT THERE SO I CHOOSE TO IGNORE IT. LET'S WORK IT OUT IN THE GAMES, NOTHING WAS SWEETER THAN THE BEAT DOWN THE FRENCH SWIMMERS TOOK FROM THE AMERICAN SWIM TEAM, AS THEY TRIED TO TRASH TALK THEIR WAY TO A MEDAL. A BULLY IS SIMPLY SOMEONE WHO IS NOT SURE OF THEIR OWN SKILLS SO THEY TRY TO LESSEN OTHERS. ANY WAY, WE ALL KNOW THAT IGNORANCE IS OUT THERE JUST LET IT GO AND TRY TO BE YOUR BEST IN LIFE..

2169 days ago
58.

Anonymous    

People are not offended by this are lame. Clearly, the Spanish are making fun on the appearance of a race of people not just the Chinese. Ask them to make fun of the Japanese and they will make the same gestures. There is a clear difference between making light of a culture (clothing, foods?), but you have to be stupid to think that is not a racist gesture. I guess they have to make fun of the Chinese to make up for the fact they suck at their athletics. Olympic Gold = Chinese opening a can o' wup a** on flojera greaseada Spanish siesta.

2169 days ago
59.

GIANTS RULE    

THE PEOPLE OF SPAIN ARE ALL UGLY COMPARED TO THE PUERTO RICANS AND BRAZILIANS.

HELL THE DOMINICANS ARE WAYYYYYYYYY HOTTER THAN THE SPANIARDS.....EVEN THE PERVIANS.....

SPAIN HAS THE WORLDS MOST UGLY LATIN PEOPLE oh sorry thats right the people of spain HATE to be called LATIN....

2169 days ago
60.

that's all    

58. THE PEOPLE OF SPAIN ARE ALL UGLY COMPARED TO THE PUERTO RICANS AND BRAZILIANS.

HELL THE DOMINICANS ARE WAYYYYYYYYY HOTTER THAN THE SPANIARDS.....EVEN THE PERVIANS.....

SPAIN HAS THE WORLDS MOST UGLY LATIN PEOPLE oh sorry thats right the people of spain HATE to be called LATIN....

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Spain is not ugly. They are the true mother country where all Spanish descent come from. Ugly is Guatemalans are squat and short, prematurely wrinkly and have an evil teehee laugh. Leave Spain alone. If the black people are unahppy there noone told them to run over there from North Africa. Spain is not the USA who is putting up with all these illegal immigrants getting freebees while Americans have no healthcare and live paycheck to paycheck.
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#54 Great post btw.

2169 days ago
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