Brazil's Christ the Redeemer Gets 'Goal' Shirt Pulled Over Its Head for Ladbrokes World Cup Stunt
While they say they were simply showing their love and support for the World Cup, online betting site Ladbrokes was asked to remove a video in which a giant t-shirt is pulled over the head of Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer statue.
Of course, a t-shirt wasn't actually pulled over the statue's head but seeing that in a video was enough for religious parties to request Ladbrokes remove the video from YouTube. They complied but no before a third party grabbed the video keeping it live. Which is just one more proof point that once something's uploaded, it's online forever no matter what anyone tries to do about it.
While it's always a dicey move to mess with anything remotely related to religion, we like the intended spirit of the stunt. Now, if only someone could pull it off for real!