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?”