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Argentina hockey captain Fernando Zylberberg, the star of the controversial Olympic advertisement shot on the Falklands, says the advert is supposed to convey his country's feelings over the islands. He told Al Jazeera:
He also said that the agency did not tell him the advertisement was being made for the government.
Chairman of the Falklands Nation Sports Council Mike Summers told ITV News he did not know anything about the controversial advert released by the government of Argentina.
He said the advert caused a lot of reaction because of the athlete being 'disrespectful' to a war memorial.
Sir Martin Sorrell, the British chief executive of communications giant WPP, the company who owns advertising agency Young & Rubicam, has called the Olympic advert released by the Argentinian government "totally unacceptable."
He told the Daily Telegraph:
Advertising agency Young & Rubican have apologised for their advert and released the following statement:
Young & Rubicam, the advertising company behind a controversial Argentinian television advert showing an Olympic hopeful training on a British war memorial in the Falklands, has released a statement apologising for the "pain" the advert has caused.
The advert features Fernando Zylberberg from Argentina's men's hockey team on a training run past several landmarks on the islands. He is seen running up the steps of a British war memorial, and the advert ends with text saying: "To compete on English soil, we train on Argentine soil."
Young & Rubicam, the agency who made the controversial Argentinian television advert showing an Olympic hopeful training on a British war memorial in the Falklands, have apologised for the "pain" they have caused.
The have also asked the Argentinian government to remove the advert from the airwaves, and have attempted to distance themselves from the creator by accusing them of behaving "in a manner that is unacceptable to our company."
Young & Rubicam, the advertising agency behind a controversial Argentinian television advert showing an Olympic hopeful training on a British war memorial in the Falklands, said it "strongly condemns" it and has asked the Argentinian government to pull it.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond has given his reaction to Argentina's Olympics advert filmed on the Falkland Islands.
He told Sky News' Boulton & Co:
Falklands war veteran Simon Weston has said Argentina's controversial advert of an Olympic hopeful training on the Falkland Islands is "cheap and tawdry".
The advert features hockey captain Fernando Zylberberg running and exercising in the capital Port Stanley and ends with the slogan: "To compete on English soil, we train on Argentine soil."
Mr Weston said: "They competed on British soil 30 years ago, and they didn't come out to well then.
"It's a publicity stunt and it's very very tasteless."
Latest ITV News reports
Argentina has released an advert for the Olympics filmed on the Falklands, declaring it to be 'Argentine soil.'