Facial gestures of Spanish basketball teams stir up trouble

Aug 13, 2008 Full story: The Plain Dealer

The Spanish men's and women's basketball teams posed for pre-Olympics photos in which its members are pulling back the skin of their eyelids in a racially offensive manner, causing controversy just as Madrid ...

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Ashley

Mississauga, Canada

#1 Aug 14, 2008
It's a shame an athlete at his calibre denies making a mistake. Whatever was goign through his mind at the time of the photoshoot is irrelevant now. People don't intend to kill someone, it happens and they are punished accordingly. This is a case where Calderon should own up to his mistakes, accept that what he did was obviously inappropriate and give a sincere apology, although it seems a bit fruitless now considering he has been vocal about not understanding what the fuss is all about. He has lost a lot of fans here in Toronto. Trust that you will be boo'd here Jose. We look forward to that.
Jose

Medicine Hat, Canada

#2 Aug 14, 2008
It's more shame that the people who participated namely Calderon and Gasol have big noses. It is not a secret that Spain has a rich Jewish history but Spaniards with big noses will not talk about it. Big Shame.
AMERICAN BORDERLINE

Madrid, Spain

#3 Aug 15, 2008
Only an Anglo-Saxon hypocrite sees racism in these photos. It is not a fault to have the torn eyes. You are a sick society
Miley Cyrus

Meriden, CT

#4 Aug 15, 2008
What goes on in a person's mind during a photo shoot, and what public reaction is to it, can be two different things.
Jessica

United States

#5 Aug 16, 2008
Ew, this situation has caused a blemish!

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