ADIDAS REMOVES IRONIC LUIS SUAREZ BILLBOARD FROM COPACABANASaturday, June 28, 2014 by Foxsports.com
Hours before the United States took on Germany in their final group stage match, Uruguay striker Luis Suarez was handed his four-month ban from soccer for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini.
It stole some of the game’s thunder, especially at Copacabana beach. That’s because an unfortunate Adidas ad depicting an open-mouthed, hungry looking Suarez quickly turned into a tourist attraction.
Umm, what is this guy doing?
After who knows how many fans and former players continued taking silly pictures such as those above, Adidas pulled the ad in favor of one of Brazil’s Dani Alves.
Though it’s doubtful any other ad had ever given the company this much publicity, the move shouldn’t surprise anyone given the circumstances. Regarding their client’s latest biting scandal and the ban, Adidas said in a statement:
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