If you read BallinEurope on a daily basis, you probably read this article about the Spanish national team. For some reason, people are more interested in discussing topics like this, than talking about basketball (Is the US team THAT dominant that we have to talk about things like that?).
I would like to share a story with you about something that happened with the Spanish National Team that someone interpreted incorrectly. It happened in the photo session where the Spanish National Team was introduced; one of our sponsors asked us to pose with a “wink” to our participation in Beijing, we made an oriental expression with our eyes. We thought it was something appropriate and that it would always be interpreted as somewhat loving. Never the less some of the European media did not see it this way.
I was sure from the beginning, that nobody on the Spanish national team or the Spanish basketball federation had another intention, but with today’s media, you just have to know what something like this can start, especially to a team that seems to be one of the only teams to give Team USA a little bit of a competition.
After reading all the comments made, one of our readers (Maku) and also Alvaro posted a link to this picture, where you can see the Lithuanian national team dressed up like Spanish bull fighters. Once again, you should be judging this one.