ESPN Is Now Promoting Road Rage Video Games Before Coverage Of Donte Stallworth's Potential Vehicular Homicide
The folks over at ESPN may have been lacking a bit of foresight when they were setting up their ad campaigns that run before their online videos. In one case, it resulted in an ironic combination which was, at best, highly insensitive.
Prior to their coverage of NFL wideout Donte Stallworth's accident in which he killed a pedestrian in Miami, they ran a commercial for "Mad World", a video game for the Nintendo Wii, which is basically designed around the premise of using your vehicle as a weapon and attacking people with it. You know... like what happened to Mario Perez, who died when Stallworth hit him with his car.
As a fan of these violent video games (yeah, I like them), I have no problem with ESPN advertising these games. They are being paid to do so, and the folks over at ESPN have to eat, too. But wouldn't it be wise to take a look at some of these things and make sure that they are appropriate for the story to which they are attached?
Stay classy, ESPN.
ESPN Promotes Violent Road Rage Game In Video About Donte’ Stallworth Killing A Man With His Car [Sports Rubbish]