Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Blacked Out

I was looking at this image of last night's Champions League match between Glasgow Rangers and Olympique Lyon in Lyon when I noticed that Rangers usual "Carling" advertisement had been blacked out. I was very curious about this but I was too tired and lazy to look into it. Well, thanks to the fantastic uniwatch blog I now know why this was done. It turns out that advertising for alcohol on football shirts is banned in France, so that's why Rangers had to black out Carling, which I believe is a beer. Ahh, the French.
If you ask me, it would have looked better just to leave the logo off completely for this match instead of having a big black rectangle on the front of your shirt.