Pepsi’s Football Boyband Make Video Debut – Features Reckless Crowdsurfing Slide Tackles & Messi Stealing A Vending Machine (Video)

Chris Wright

28th, March 2012


By Chris Wright

Remember that really crap-looking boy band that Pepsi have thrown together which we told you about a while back? No? Of course, why would you?

Well, Didier Drogba, Frank Lampard, Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Jack Wilshere and Fernando Torres have all got on board with the fizzy pop merchants and gangly Scottish DJ Calvin Harris to produce a series of ‘Kick in the Mix’ football/music snippets – the first of which being the following TV advert, which sees the aforementioned sextet trampling on various plebs in a club before Lionel Messi makes off with a vending machine.


Is it just me, or are football ads getting weaker and weaker? There’s too much glitz and not nearly enough ‘topless John Barnes’ these days.

Don’t get me wrong, L’il Leo’s ‘I stole your Pepsi #lolzilla’ face is textbook, but other than that there’s not an awful lot to savour. No cage, no eviscerated devil, no topless John Barnes, no nothing.

Feel free to venture this way for 12 fine examples of proper football-related commercial gubbins, which may or may not feature prolonged periods of topless John Barnes.

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  1. Mr. Sparkle says:


  2. Ian says:

    I agree Mr. Sparkle

  3. Sjakie Meulemans says:

    I am pretty sure now I will not buy a single can of Pepsi ever again.

  4. Jarren says:

    “a bit poo”

  5. Solihull United says:

    great special effects, the way they made torres trap the ball like that! almost realistic. and glad to see what wilshere’s been doing during his “injury”

  6. Alex says:

    There’s no way a group that small could keep Lampard up.

  7. Radium says:

    That was horrible. Why can’t they just get Peter Crouch to down a can and then smash it into his head and roar at the camera? It’d be millions of pounds cheaper to make and I’d actually buy it.

  8. Kacker says:

    That Brazil airport ad from back in the day was rad.

  9. Lady B says:

    I take it wasn’t the only one waiting for Torres to miss? :P

  10. Mr Sensible says:

    Can anyone explain Torres’ trick, he is in front of Wilshere, flicks the ball over him and Wilshere then runs behind him then runs in front of him and gets the ball back?

    Maybe Torres is on another level of football that none of us understand and he’s so good that he doesn’t even need to score goals anymore?

  11. scotspur says:

    wilshere clearly slide tackled studs up thru 20 people’s faces. wenger did not see the incident

  12. lisa says:

    perhaps you have to be female to enjoy this ;)

  13. WildScotsman6 says:

    I’d of preferred a Torres miss at the end, ha! I think we should stick with Nike for football adds.. like their “Write the Future” one, “Take it to the next level” one, the airport one, etc., …. but then there’s Pepsi… f*ckin Pepsi….

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