This was awkward.
Incessant advertising is part of the sports-watching experience today. There are ads all around stadiums, on field surfaces and even on uniforms.
During Wednesday’s World Series Game 2, a Mastercard ad got a little out of control. The floating hologram image accidentally “decapitated” Houston Astros center fielder George Springer during a routine fly ball.
What resulted was this:
— Mills (@MillManner) October 26, 2017
Mastercard had some fun at its own expense last night.
— Mastercard (@Mastercard) October 26, 2017
Fortunately for the Astros, Springer wasn’t actually hurt by the ad. He eventually hit the game-winning home run in the 11th inning to help Houston even the series at 1-1.