Wednesday, August 13, 2008


This isn't necessarily a blog for soap-boxing these issues, but have you seen these "slanty-eye" photos that Spain's Olympic basketball teams posed for?!
Spanish sport has been mired in rows over racism in the last few years. In November 2004 black English footballers were subjected to relentless racial barracking from home supporters in a match in Spain. Before the World Cup there were calls for Luis Aragones, then Spain's football coach, to be sacked after he called Thierry Henry a "black shit".
A friend brought this to my attention—I can't believe there isn't more of a firestorm over this. Aside from a handful of online articles. What fucking year is this? THIS is okay with everyone?

Spain's shitty basketball teams go to the Beijing Olympics and disrespect the host nation with group "ching-chong" portraits?

... and no apologies?

... not even an half-assed explanation?

Is something wrong with this picture?

Go get angry. Immediately.