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

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By Chris Wright

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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…

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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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