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Red Bull disappointed with TV commercial: Verstappen's crash advert offline

Red Bull disappointed with TV commercial: Verstappen's crash advert offline

10-12-2021 14:12
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A remarkable advertisement appeared on British TV today. Sky Sports were broadcasting Christmas-themed footage, but not everyone can appreciate the advertising.

With Christmas approaching, Sky Sports wanted to show a commercial to wish viewers a Merry Christmas. However, the TV commercial was not well received by fans and teams.

The images show the crash of Max Verstappen in Silverstone. The Dutchman was hit by Lewis Hamilton and had to be taken to the hospital for checks. Hamilton was eventually given a ten-second penalty for the incident.

Commercial offline

"We are extremely disappointed that footage is used of a crash, in which someone ended up in hospital," a Red Bull spokesperson responded to The Telegraph.

Red Bull Racing informs GPblog that Sky Sports will take the commercial offline. The commercial can be viewed below.

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