An advert broadcast in Spain featuring Liverpool goalkeeper Pepe Reina has been pulled following complaints it is homophobic and racist, according to the North
The advert is based around a pun on Reina’s surname, with translates to ‘queen’ in Spanish, and sees the Spanish international meeting a tribal chief. The chief then takes Reina as his partner.
Reina joined Liverpool from Villarreal in 2005, having come through the famed youth system at Barcelona. In his six-and-a-half-years at Anfield Reina has made 340 appearances, captaining the side on a number of occasions in the absence of Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher.
The 29-year-old, capped 24 times by Spain, was part of the squad for the national team’s 5-0 victory over Venezuela on Wednesday but did not play. Instead, Real Madrid goalkeeper and captain of Spain Iker Casillas featured for the full 90 minutes.
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