Pepe Reina in racism row after appearing in Spanish ad

LAST UPDATED: 3 Apr, 2012 @ 09:28
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Pepe Reina in racism row after appearing in Spanish ad

LIVERPOOL and Spain goalkeeper Pepe Reina is in hot water after starring in an advert branded as racist.

In the commercial for Spanish insurance company Groupama, Reina is seen joining a black jungle tribe.

The shot-stopper, whose name means ‘Queen’ in Spanish, is introduced to a spear-wielding tribal chief who declares: “Me King, you Queen.”

Reina responds by raising his eyebrows and saying sarcastically: “I feel safe.”

The advert is one of a series of ads which show the goalkeeper in ‘comically’ unsafe situations, and grateful for his insurance.

Simon Woolley, director of British pressure group Operation Black Vote, said: “I’m shocked. How would the Spanish feel if the English stereotyped
Spanish people as backward, stupid and animalistic homosexuals?

“Does he think his black team-mates will laugh at his joke?”

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  1. “Does he think his black team-mates will laugh at his joke?”

    Where has Simon Wooley been living? Reina’s black teammates publicly stood by lauding Suarez during his far worse show of racism so I really doubt they will give two shakes of a monkeys boaby about it. Who knows, they may even a make a t-shirt in appreciation of him

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