Spain’s Basketball Federation has published a good luck advertisement featuring the men’s team pulling at the sides of their eyes: Spain basketball team pictured in controversial pose. You know, the international gesture for ching chong. Yes. We know it well. That’s racist! (Angry Asian Man)
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“I want to say that we have a great respect for the Orient and their peoples. Some of my best friends in Toronto are of Chinese origin,” Calderon, who plays for Canada’s NBA Toronto Raptors team, said in a message posted on his website (www.josemauelcalderon.com).
Spanish newspapers also rejected suggestions that the pictures were racist, saying the team had donated money to charities helping the poor in Africa.
Oh well, thank goodness. You can’t be racist if you’re nice to Africans–good call.