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Ad agency apologizes over Falklands spot

LONDON (AP) -- Advertising agency Young & Rubicam is condemning its own TV commercial, a spot that links Argentina's dispute with Britain over the Falkland Islands to the 2012 London Olympics.

The commercial reasserts Argentina's claim to the islands and shows the country's field hockey captain Fernando Zylberberg training for the games by running through the islands' capital of Stanley.

Young & Rubicam's apologized in a statement Friday, saying the ad's creators behaved "in a manner that is unacceptable to our company."

The ad agency says it has asked the Argentine government to pull the spot.

Its statement does not mention how much Young & Rubicam was paid for the commercial, or if it plans to return the money.

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