Saturday, June 21, 2014

Beat that FIFA

FIFA bans players from wearing Beats by Dre headphones at the World Cup

You may have noticed U.S. midfielder Michael Bradley sporting a pair of black Beats By Dre prior to the national team’s first group game against Ghana, but it’s probably the last time you’ll see them.

Due to a licensing deal with Sony, FIFA has banned players from wearing rival headphones like Beats while they’re at official World Cup venues. According to Reuters, Sony sent every player a free pair of headphones to wear instead. ...

See the whole story here, from USA Today.

Kicking Back Comments: I get this move from FIFA actually as I have been sponsored in the past and they get cranky if you don't use their stuff ... even if it stinks.

Not saying that Sony headphones stink, but I'd bet that the Beats headphones Bradley is sporting are far superior to what FIFA via Sony has provided.

There is a solution however that I have used to effect in the past ... put athletic tape over the logo.

Problem solved.

Then again maybe we should give them a break as they did put some degree of pressure on FIFA over the corruption allegations surrounding them. 

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