The Luis Suarez ad that sits on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro has turned into a tourist hotspot as of late, but now people will have to figure out another way to feign being bitten by the Uruguay striker. Adidas replaced the ad at that location, switching out the disgraced Suarez with Brazil’s Dani Alves.
BBC’s chief sports correspondent Dan Roan noticed the switcheroo on Friday.
Suarez Adidas poster mysteriously replaced with image of Dani Alves on Copacabana billboard pic.twitter.com/2zp8sSJ6Bg— Dan Roan (@danroan) June 27, 2014
Adidas, reconsidering its relationship with Suarez after the incident, removed the ad when it realized that it was probably not a good idea to have a man who has bit people twice before look like he’s going to bite someone in an advertisement selling shoes. Because he might bite someone for a third time.
And then people would take pictures like this.