cohn17

June 12, 2012

the sportstar tabloid

Filed under: general — Tags: , , , , , , — cohn17 @ 11:49 am

on may 25, 2012, the hindu newspaper ran this advertisement. the text begins:

we are a crazy cricket nation.

amidst all the fireworks this ipl [indian premier league], there are a few ticking time bombs. a recent sting operation has revealed that cricket’s old nemesis, fixing, may have infected the ipl. …

it’s true there are numerous allegations of corruption and match-fixing in the ipl, but the ad displays u.s. dollars and, as i’ve circled in the ad, an israeli shekel note as the associated currencies: in other words, this advertisement suggests that the problems of corruption in the ipl are caused by the americans and the israelis.

i’m trying to come up with a reaction that doesn’t have the words “fuck them” in it.

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