Argentina Women's Soccer Team Caught Making Racist Slant-Eye Gesture Before Heading To The Olympics
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Racism Is So In Vogue These Days

8/19/08 in Olympics, Summer   |   100%InjuryRate   |   1283 respect


Another day, another slant-eyed Olympic picture mocking China comes out.

Today's offender is the Argentina women's soccer team. The above photo was, of course, published in the Argentine sports newspaper Ole on August 5th to accompany a preview of the team’s first match of the Olympic tournament against Canada.

Why you'd run a picture of slant-eyed players in a preview about a game against Canada is beyond me. I'd think if you'd want the players holding some Molson Ice and hockey sticks.

Just so you know, Argentina's women's team didn't win a game in Beijing.

But anyway, this marks the third photo to come out in about a week featuring Olympians mocking the Chinese. The previous two were the Spanish men's basketball team and the Spanish tennis team.

Oh, by the way, Madrid is gunning for the 2016 Olympic Games. Or sorry, I should correct that to Madrid WAS gunning for the 2016 Olympics Games.

What's weird about all these photos is that there was no outcry in the countries in which they appeared. And, in fact, some of the athletes even went on record saying that the racist photos weren't racist. This should be entertaining.

Pau Gasol, one of the Spanish basketballers, said it was "absurd" to consider the gesture racist.

What's absurd, Pau, is that you let anyone take the picture in the first place.

Now, I've made a lot of fun of China during these Olympic Games, I've even called them commies (which is true), but that's politics, not race. I don't care what anyone from Spain or Argentina says, those photos are racist, period. 

Maybe if the US men's basketball team started running an ad of themselves lounging in hammocks drunk on wine while watching a bullfight, Spain and Argentina would begin to understand why their slant-eye gestures were in bad taste.

Now Argentina's footballers caught making slit-eyed gesture [Telegraph]
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8/20/08   |   ftft98

I am an overseas chinese who has lived in several countries including South America and have come to know first hand the attitudes of people from many spanish countries, so let's drop all pretenses and call black black and white white. I will start by pointing out that latin people are no better or worse than any other people and not all latinos are racists; nevertheless, to all the latinos who argue what is the big deal, this is only an affectionate gesture, I say to you, if you are a racist at least have the courage and backbone to admit it, don't be a coward and argue that it is a sign of affection; if that is a sign of affection so is someone flipping his middle finger to you! I have lived amongst you, I know your cultures and I know what is in your hearts. You make these slanty-eyed gestures only to insult and express your derogatory attitude and disrespect to the chinese people and other asians. How do you explain the observation that  the 3 teams that have made slanty-eyes gestures are all spanish speaking? is this a mere coincidence or is this a pattern in spanish cultures in general? Are Gasol, Calderon, and the entire Spanish men's and women'sbasketbal teams as well as the argentinian women's soccer team just individual cretinos y cretinas malcriadas or do they reflect the general ugly racist attitudes that all spaniards find difficult to hide? Is it a coincidence that the spaniards and the argentinians share the same culture and have the same racist attitudes? remember when you wear your countries jerseys, your actions will be interpreted as reflecting the attitudes of your entire people. If you have something stupid to say or some obnoxious action to show the world, have the common sense to take off your country's jersey and do it as an individual and not as a representative of your nation or the world will conclude that you come from a nation of retarded narcissistic and superficial cretins who have no respect for people who look different than you.
By the way, I fail to see anything special about the looks of those people making the gestures, they are hardly any beauty queens, in fact one of the argentinian girls should do a DNA check for asian genes, all in all I only see lots of stupidity and a definite lack of proper upbringing; Que desgracia a sus familias!
 
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8/19/08   |   Eric_   |   7716 respect

Argentineans being prejudiced. Am I supposed to be surprised?

8/19/08   |   krysyndaday

Here is what I am curious to know--the US Cycyling team was essentially condemed to hell for getting off the plane in China with masks on so that they did not inhale the obvious polutants in China's air, yet the above photos are acceptable? Hmmmmmmmm