Anti-gambling ad backfires with Germany’s 7-1 victory
An anti-gambling campaign in Singapore was given an unfortunate twist by Germany’s spectacular 7-1 victory in the World Cup football semi-finals over hosts Brazil late yesterday.
The television ad features a vulnerable-looking boy sitting on a football, over the caption ‘I hope Germany wins. My dad bet all my savings on them.’
It was intended to discourage gambling, but Internet wits have been quick to point out that it could have the opposite effect in the light of Germany’s recent success.
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