I know a few Spaniards and they are all horrified that these sportsmen and sportswomen have been so naive. Pulling a "slit eyes" gesture is never "funny or something", even in Spain. - Stuart Aplin
Why don't you ask the nearly one million Brits enjoying a life in Spain how racist the Spanish really are? - EZee
It was pretty naive to think the image would not be beamed around the world ten times over and not offend someone. - Dee Mistry
If it is perceived as racist, it is racist. Keep to this simple guideline and sports people and advertisers will not go far wrong. - Mark Pawlak
I am reminded of an excellent letter in the latest Viz from one Ena B Sharples ... "How can the Spanish Formula One fans be racist, as surely they are foreigners themselves?" - Rory Sutherland
I am Chinese and I don't feel this ad is insulting me at all. In our culture, "slit eyes" are not considered bad looking. Having been in the UK for six years, I can understand why it is inappropriate here. - B Li
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