The Spanish men’s basketball team at the Olympics stomped on the spirit of friendly international competition recently by posing for a promotional picture thusly….
But the bar for poor sportsmanship was set even lower when the New York Times reported….
“This being the Olympics, where every perceived antisocial slight is recorded and remembered, the Spaniards will have to carry the fallout of the photo around for a while. Context is important, though. In a far worse demonstration of contempt, an Iranian swimmer called in sick to his swimming heat to avoid getting into the pool with an Israeli.”