Adidas Apologise To All Blacks After Massive Blunder
Adidas have apologised for an embarrassing promotional video blunder in which the sportswear giant confused Malakai Fekitoa with his teammate Julian Savea.
The clip, produced ahead of New Zealand’s clash with France on Sunday, features Savea staring down the barrel of a camera saying “on November 26, I will take on Paris.”
But the match footage that flashes up during the video shows Fekitoa in action for the world champions, not Savea.
Adidas, which has sponsored the All Blacks since 1999, said it regretted the error.
“We sincerely apologise to all fans for any offence our promotional video may have caused,” adidas New Zealand country manager Quentin Bleakley said.
“We will be rectifying our video as soon as possible.”
Both players share Polynesian heritage — Fekitoa was born in Tonga, while Savea is a Wellingtonian with a Samoan background.
Should have asked Simon Zebo. We’re pretty sure he’d be able to pick Fekitoa out of a lineup.
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