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Agency condemns its own Falklands advert


A British-owned advertising agency has condemned its team in Argentina over an "offensive" video showing an Argentine athlete training in the Falklands.

The political advert shows hockey captain Fernando Zylberberg preparing for London 2012.

It ends with: "To compete on English soil we train on Argentine soil."

Young & Rubicam, owned by UK company WPP, said: "We strongly condemn this work and have asked the Argentine government to pull the spot."

The 90-second video - broadcast in Argentina on Wednesday night - shows Zylberberg running in Port Stanley and exercising outside the Globe Tavern.

The advert, which also features a brief shot of him training on the steps of a World War I memorial, is the latest move by Argentina to reassert its claim to the British overseas territory which it calls the Malvinas.

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Added: May-4-2012 Occurred On: May-4-2012
By: gemini
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Tags: falkland, islands
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