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ColdPieWarmBeer
05-03-2014, 09:08 PM
Woah! Ballsy or stupid?

http://i60.tinypic.com/23jr8zl.png

They've been ordered to pull it (link)... - view external link (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-26457881)

stalbansclaret
05-03-2014, 09:12 PM
Radio 5 interviewed a Paddy Power spokesman...in fact someone who actually was introduced as Paddy Power himself...yesterday and he genuinely seemed to fail to see why anyone should take offence.
I'm not one for being overly-sensitive or PC but you have to say that this is massively offensive to the deceased's family, albeit that they are a few thousand miles away, and the extra twist of "Money back if he walks" given Pistorius's particular disability is also right on the edge.
All in all pretty incredible in these times.

Sidney1st
05-03-2014, 09:15 PM
Great advertising tbh.

Upset some people , got their in the news,raised their profile, job done.

Plus its actually quite an amusing advert.

Bin_Ont_Turf
05-03-2014, 09:16 PM
You can't use the word 'paddy' any more because it may offend the Irish.

ColinBlacklabel
05-03-2014, 09:16 PM
There's also the fact that I think they'll only give you a maximum of AŁ20 back if he is found Not Guilty, so in itself it's false advertising, as well as the moral side of things.

ColdPieWarmBeer
05-03-2014, 09:19 PM
I honestly didn't know bookies offered murder trial markets.

You learn something new every day.

irish_claret
05-03-2014, 09:32 PM
Hilarious pompous PC posts - yet again.

It's a bit of fun...

Oh and B_O_T - how very dare you...it's the Taffs masquerading as Paddys that you need to be wary of...(cue malwayne to berate me again).

ColdPieWarmBeer
05-03-2014, 09:37 PM
Hilarious pompous PC posts - yet again.

I think you're paranoid, mate. I know footymad had gone to $hit tonight and it's taking an age to load anything, so please excuse if I've missed it, but any chance you could point me in the direction of the pomposity?

Cheers...

yorksclaret
05-03-2014, 09:49 PM
That Oscar's not right - it's got legs.

thewellernut70
06-03-2014, 03:14 PM
Advert now withdraw

job done I suppose