Falklands war veteran Simon Weston: 'The advert was cheap and tawdry'

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."

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Anger at Argentina Olympics ad

Argentina's controversial advert of an Olympic hopeful training on the Falkland Islands has been criticised by Foreign Secretary William Hague.