Now, the following story might make you think “football…bloody hell!”
We all know how important advertising is nowadays, especially in the current global climate with everyone battling with rising costs just in order to survive. Of course, we have seen sites emerge that provide us with a list of new casino sites to visit as a method of advertising, while we see many target us directly with commercials and other forms of traditional advertising.
Those that have watched the Euro Championships may remember that football saw a new way of advertising be introduced, as the match ball was driven out to the centre spot via the use of a motorised car, however one top football league outside of Europe has decided to go about this in its own way.
Recently, a clip has surfaced on Reddit that shows food delivery service Talabat delivering the official match ball to be used in a game between Pyramids and Al Ahly via a delivery driver; much in the same way you would get a takeaway to your door.
In the video posted, you can see that there is a man – whether he works for the company or is an actor is unknown – dressed in the company’s uniform approaching the referee with the ball in his bag on his back, before taking it off and handing it over as if it was the Chinese you had just ordered an hour ago on an app.
We would highly recommend checking out the video that has been posted as it really is something that needs to be seen to be believed. It is a short clip and one that might wish you had a delivery being made to your door at the same time!
It has left us wondering whether it is something that we could see ahead of the upcoming Premier League season, and what it could potentially be, although we would have to admit we would not be a fan and much prefer seeing the referee pick it up as he walks out of the tunnel; even if it will not be Mike Dean any more following his retirement from the game at the conclusion of the last season.
However, it really would not be a shock to us if we were to see some type of advertising stunt be performed at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Nonetheless, we will have to wait and see what happens when the sport descends on Qatar.