Wednesday, December 21, 2016

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On the wisdom of Lion bringing disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong to New Zealand where he is being afforded minor celebrity status.

For the record my position is that he is a cheat; a disgrace to his chosen sport and to sport in general.   Role model he ain't.

In short, he doesn't deserve the time of day and I think Lion is doing themselves a disservice bringing him here where he will add nothing to their brand and may even detract from it.   As the sponsor of the Steinlager AB's they should be worried.


13 comments:

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Well, the beer they make is crap so you'd expect them to deal with the dregs of the sporting world.

David said...

And there's your problem right there As the sponsor of the Steinlager AB's ...

Sport has sold its soul. Why does the sponsor's name come first? In fact, why does the sponsor's name get included as part of the team name?

And why should a drug purveyor be concerned about the habits of a drug user?

workingman said...

I want to see if there is any attempt by him to admit what he did was so totally wrong. It is not so much the use of the drugs, that unfortunately seems fairly common, but the way he totally destoyed people who raised and tried to push the issue.

The Veteran said...

David ... I guess the answer to your last is that one is legal and the other ain't.

Adolf Fiinkensein said...

Vet, such a fine distinction has never worried the left.

Psycho Milt said...

...the wisdom of Lion bringing disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong to New Zealand...

I'm wondering about that myself. The kind of people (well, men when it comes down to it) who drink Lion's product hate cyclists. Loathe them with a passion. I would have thought it was a terrible idea for Lion to get its customers to associate it with the reviled "road maggots." Very odd.

Paranormal said...

Lion couldn't have chosen a better person to get their message across. The reason why Lion are using Lance Armstrong is to talk about actions having consequences. Couldn't be more appropriate for a booze manufacturer wanting to promote responsible drinking IMHO.

The fact we are discussing it shows they've had a huge PR win just bringing him over to shoot the commercial.

Shelldrake said...

I believe his behavior towards a large number of people including all manner of threats including violence is even more despicable than his totally unacceptable use of drugs and cheating. Line up the apologists.

Anonymous said...

People sometimes redeem themselves and from what I saw on telly he was up front about the issues when asked.

Paranormal gets it about right.

Anonymous said...

He was cheap..........like the beer.

Lord Egbut

Nick K said...

I went on his ride in Auckland. Leave the guy alone. He has tried to repent and in his own words has "travelled the world trying to apologize to these people. But to them it's not enough".

I am a cyclist and a triathlete. He was my hero. I desperately wanted to believe he was clean and argued that to anyone until Judgment Day. There are hundreds of cycling people who are in glasshouses throwing stones right now. He should be allowed to get on with his life, whatever is left of it. And if that means making promotional videos for Lion Breweries, then great.

I'll buy a carton of their poison to celebrate.

Anonymous said...

He did the crime and he's done the time.
And the world of professional cycling has always been bent.
The winners always had the best chemists

Ciaron said...

Has he apologized to Betsy Andreu yet?

Stop at NOTHING.