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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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nick    

We in the US are way too politically correct. We are so afraid to offend anyone. LET IT GO

2198 days ago
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lilbastard    

First

2198 days ago
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Fan Since 2007!!!    

Spain is a Stone Age country

2198 days ago
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deleta    

I thought it was the FRENCH who were supposed to be so rude.

2198 days ago
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nina    

I have to agree that Spain is a country stuck in a different era. Mant Spanish are racist and have no problem admitting it especially when it comes to sports especially when it comes to players that are better than their own, which happens to be a lot.

2198 days ago
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Paulie Wants a Cracker    

As an american, I'm truly offended. Why would they do such a thing? It makes me have a dislike for spain, it's just wrong. Regardless of what you think of China, Spain is attacking them on nothing but a racist level. I think we should stand by China on this and never support racist comments or gestures.

2198 days ago
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soccermagic    

the Visigoth barbarians can do what they like; they were swinging from trees when the Chinese were writing philosophy.

2198 days ago
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na    

What is wrong with these people? So far I have failed to see the "humor" with these gestures. This Spaniards are a total far cry from Europena sohpistication. Bunch of peasants.

2198 days ago
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Tim    

Maybe they don't see this as racist. Just because that is how it is interpreted here doesn't mean it is interpreted everywhere on the planet the same way.

2198 days ago
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PolarBear    

That's quite stupid of them, if they were indeed trying to make fun of the Chinese in that photo. Regardless of what people think of Chinese politics or issues like human rights, Tibet, etc., China does have a very rich mix of traditional and historical cultural qualities that are greatly admired. You have to get past the surface of the daily news to find that though, but the search pays off richly. When thinking of the world's great cultures, I wouldn't think Spain would be in the top 20 but China certainly would be in the top 10 once you subtract the human rights abuses and oh yah, dog meat.

2198 days ago
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kk    

this is getting so ridiculous
maybe the asians should send those spanish people a picture of them all greasy, hairy, and smelling like b.o.

or maybe just call all of them mexicans. they seem to hate that

2198 days ago
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Juliette    

Why don't people think. This is a childish thing for Spain's team to do. Your in chin's country and then you do something so stupid!!!! How would Spain's teams like it if the tables were reversed. I can think of some names that Spain's teams would not like to be called. Would they take it as just "foolin around". I don't think so. These are supose to be the best athlets from their country. Boy, what a way to represent your country, in front of billions. Grow up and act like adults. As the saying goes: "There's just no fixing stupid".

2198 days ago
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The Saint    

What do you expect from a country, which was fascist for 40 plus years - IN PEACE TIME!

2198 days ago
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oh brother    

HAHAHA THE SECOND ONE TO THE RIGHT LOOKS LIKE JOE JONAS from the Jonas brothers hahahhaha!
hate em all

2198 days ago
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MiMI    

When did we become a society of freakin wimp asses that cant handle a joke? just get over yourselves. There are a lot bigger things to worry about ...than this nonsense..... Like the fact that China owns us and will eventually want to cash in on its investment.

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