Guess What? Paddy Power Didn’t Really Destroy Large Swathes Of Brazilian Rainforest For Latest PR Stunt After All… (Photo)

Chris Wright

9th, June 2014


By Chris Wright


As you may well have seen, Paddy Power’s latest PR stunt saw the banter-laden bookies apparently hack up large swathes of Brazilian rainforest in order to wish England well at the World Cup.

Of course, no-one in their right mind would assume that a bookmakers would callously destroy acres of Amazonian rainforest in the name of a cheap stunt – but, sadly, if it’s one thing the internet isn’t short of, it’s people who are not in their right mind.

Paddy Power were hit with a slew of abuse on their various social media from angrily incredulous onlookers, incensed that the company could commission such a wanton act of destruction for the sake of a cheap plug…





However, PP have since confessed that their advert was nothing more than a photo-shopped illusion, posting a suitably banteriffic blog to confirm that they haven’t really “given the rainforest a Brazilian“.

Well, well. Who’d have guessed?

(Images via Paddy Power)

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  1. Joe says:

    The stunt would’ve probably gone unnoticed had it not been for them setting up a load of fake accounts to tweet these sort of reactions. Sorry, I meant these genuine concerns from members of the public.

  2. pkhakheria says:

    Sigh, I’ll admit I feel for it

  3. gamblino says:

    Fair do’s, these lot know what they’re doing with the ol’ social media!

  4. Fat Nakago says:

    And here I thought they were going to make the statue of Roy Hodgson bigger it could be seen from Brazil!!

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