FIFA craziness (as usual) June 16, 2010Posted by Rambling Man in Say it like it is, Sports.
Tags: ambush marketing, bavaria beer, Denmark, fifa, Netherlands, world cup 2010
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I had to laugh at this typical FIFA related story – it seems the powers that be will stop at nothing when it comes to protecting perceived sponsorship violations !
I speak of course, of this crazy story, where several dozen orange clad Dutch supporters beauties (see below) were questioned by FIFA in a case of apparent ambush marketing from beer company Bavaria. The terrible display of national pride – because the Netherlands play in … wait for it … orange – happened during this week’s World Cup game between the Netherlands and Denmark (2-0).
So even though there were no logos, no slogans or flags or anything – just orange clad women – FIFA took umbrage upon hearing that Bavaria had sponsored the women to go and cheer at the match and promptly started an investigation !
These idiots are ruining football – between that and meddling with the bloody footballs … so far this World Cup has been pretty much crap.
PS : Drink BAVARIA BEER – for that cool refreshing taste – while watching the World Cup !