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Lord Coe has defended 2012 Olympics branding rules, which he admitted could see spectators banned from wearing Pepsi T-shirts and other items.
Spectators would "probably" not be asked to remove non-Adidas trainers
"When you have big British businesses that are prepared to really invest in the Games, you have the responsibility to protect them," he said.
Originally posted by 3n19m470
reply to post by Iamonlyhuman
Good call. Next it will be "corporate sponsors that invest in the nation" and you won't be allowed to wear other brands on the street!
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
reply to post by ironorchid
Thank you for clarifying and this is just so far off the deep end I'm stunned. The disturbing thing is that England adopts the worst the United States invents and we adopt the worst that England finds to work. No doubt, being told my picture shirt can't be worn will be coming to a ball park or other venue near me before I know it. I guess a lowes hat wouldn't be permitted in a stadium where Home Depot might have a little square of ad space somewhere.
I can see the drinks and food...well..I'm used to it anyway. years and years of that crap in movie theaters so we buy their $50 bucket of popcorn it takes 2 to carry to a seat kinda conditioned everyone for that part.
I can even see dictating for athletes. They're paid well to be walking advertising space. Employees get a paycheck.. deal with it on that.
but....the public?! That's where I say the ultimate line is...and wow.... that's going over it with main battle tanks. I'm just incredibly offended....I'm not sure what 'Ism' we are seeing build around us. Maybe a whole NEW "ism" just bastardized from the many others and warped into a nightmare.