Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Do That Voodoo That You Do So Well
From the Houston Chronicle.com
MEXICO CITY — RadioShack Corp. will not sponsor a Mexican newspaper promotion that invited fans to prick voodoo dolls wearing American jerseys to boost the country's soccer team in a World Cup qualifier next month against the United States.
The Fort Worth, Texas-based company said in a statement that it wishes "the very best of luck" to Mexico, the U.S. and all teams in the final round of regional qualifying for next year's tournament.
An illustration in the Mexican sports daily Record showed a pair of scissors slicing off the leg of a doll in a U.S. jersey. The doll was stuck with pushpins, grimaced in pain and its arms were covered in bruises. Stuffing leaked from its No. 10 jersey.