Commercial Break: Franck's In The Pink - Shame About The Boot
This new ad for Nike's Mercurial Vapor Rosa football boot tickles us and alarms us in equal measures.
On one hand, it's superb because it stars the French player Franck Ribery, who is very, very, VERY good indeed. Secondly, it's a remake of the intro to The Pink Panther Show, the cartoon that illuminated many an early Saturday evening during our childhoods. This is also very, very, VERY good indeed.
Sadly, the boot it's plugging is pink. A pink football boot. What the hell is that about?
Bugger off Nike.