cool hit counter

Who ate all the pies

Dip in to scour the latest Deadline Day titbits...

Who Ate All The Pies Logo

FIFA Object To F1 Ace Nico Rosberg Using World Cup Image On Helmet for German Grand Prix

By Alan Duffy


FIFA have once again endeared themselves to the sporting public by stopping German Formula One driver Nico Rosberg from celebrating his nation’s World Cup win by featuring an image of the World Cup trophy on his helmet. The 29-year-old Mercedes driver was planning to unveil the new helmet at this weekend’s German Grand Prix at Hockenheim and posted a picture of it on Twitter.

However, the powers-that-be at FIFA have objected to the use of the World Cup image claiming it would breach “intellectual property” rights. While Rosberg’s helmet now won’t feature the trophy itself, it may still have the four World Cup winning stars on it. Still, how pathetic are FIFA?

(Photo: BBC)

Digg This
Reddit This
Stumble Now!
Buzz This
Vote on DZone
Share on Facebook
Bookmark this on Delicious
Kick It on
Shout it
Share on LinkedIn
Bookmark this on Technorati
Post on Twitter
Google Buzz (aka. Google Reader)
By Alan Duffy on July 17th, 2014 in International football, Media, Newsnow, World Cup. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

5 Responses to “FIFA Object To F1 Ace Nico Rosberg Using World Cup Image On Helmet for German Grand Prix”

  1. Chris says:

    But wouldnt it promote….ah who cares. Get over yourself FIFA.

  2. EDub says:

    In other news, “FIFA objects to anything that doesn’t earn them $$$” and “FIFA objects to fun.”

  3. One Man Went to Mow says:

    Probably has something to do with the big Monster Energy Drink logo next to it and FIFA’s ties to Coke.

  4. Jarren says:

    Why do FIFA want us to hate them so much?

  5. brennan says:

    Coke and monster are same company in canada. You’d think that would make it easier

Leave a Reply