Just leave it up to Houston Texans running back Arian Foster to call you out on your irony, hypocrisy, bullsh|t, or ………synonymousness (or whatever name you wish to call it, or fake make for it)–he will call you to the carpet.
It was just this past spring during NCAA March Madness that Foster was asked a question via Twitter. And rather than dressing up his answer to that of one that looked good on paper—he was just flat out honest in saying what he thought:
— feeno (@ArianFoster) March 19, 2014
Well, Arian struck again. This time, at the Anheuser-Busch beer company—for criticizing the NFL’s handling of the domestic violence crisis that seems to plague the league here of late. The beer company made a public statement saying it was [quote] “not yet satisfied with the league’s handling of behaviors that so clearly go against our own company culture and moral code.”
A statement like such, coming from an alcohol/beer company forced Foster to buck: “selling poison on that high horse.”
He then went on to say: “Lol. Ok, alcohol company. Domestic violence and alcohol damn near synonymous.”
It didn’t end there however.
A fan replied [to Arian]:
“Finally a BIG time company taking a public stance AGAINST and you rip them? Huh?”
Foster: “You need a company to tell you dv is wrong? Everybody is just riding the media wave. There has been tons of dv cases throughout the years where was all this support then? Its political. Anytime it’s starts to tinkering with their bottom line, then they act. Now they’re concerned.”
Needless to say, I don’t know what this means for the advertising relationship between the NFL and Anheuser-Busch who gave us one of their best Super Bowl commercials yet (2013) and although not as good as 2013, a near repeat of the same in 2014.
Should Anheuser-Busch not run a commercial for 2015’s Super Bowl, they got it in at the start of the season.
Guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Meanwhile…let me stop rewinding and crying over that lil’ commercial. I never got over it. It’s a tear-jerker for so many reasons!