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Thu May 30, 2019, 03:23 AM

Fresno Grizzlies lose big-name sponsorship because of Ocasio-Cortez video debacle

Sun-Maid, the popular raisin company with deep roots in the central San Joaquin Valley, has terminated its partnership with the Fresno Grizzlies.

Sun-Maid announced its termination Wednesday evening, citing the Grizzlies’ Memorial Day debacle when the minor league baseball club aired a video tribute that equated Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to the likes of North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un and former Cuban president Fidel Castro.

“We are deeply disappointed by the Memorial Day tribute video the Fresno Grizzlies aired on Monday,” Sun-Maid said in an email sent to The Bee via public relations agency Havas Formula. “Sun-Maid does not support the views or sentiments expressed in the video, nor does it condone the airing of it.

“While the Grizzlies have apologized for this mistake, we are standing on the side of what we believe is right and terminating our sponsorship of the team.”

Read more: https://www.sacbee.com/latest-news/article230973768.html#storylink=topdigest_latest

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Reply Fresno Grizzlies lose big-name sponsorship because of Ocasio-Cortez video debacle (Original post)
TexasTowelie May 2019 OP
More_Cowbell May 2019 #1
pangaia May 2019 #2
ejbr May 2019 #3
Skittles May 2019 #4
Sherman A1 May 2019 #5
Fresh_Start May 2019 #8
Scarsdale May 2019 #6
robbedvoter May 2019 #7

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2019, 03:29 AM

1. Good. nt

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2019, 03:40 AM

2. Fuck the fresno grizzlies.

I love MiLB,but I don't expect to find many open minded intelligent players in the game.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2019, 05:03 AM

3. How do you

pick a video for public consumption at your venue without previewing it? #braindead

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2019, 05:10 AM

4. hard to believe they did not vet that video

crazy

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2019, 06:07 AM

5. Good

Hopefully a few heads will roll as well.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #5)

Thu May 30, 2019, 11:56 AM

8. They said the employee was reprimanded

as if there was only one person involved in it.
Even if they didn't intend to broadcast that video, they made that video. So that reflects their corporate culture. Since Trump loves the Korean dictator, he would have made a better choice for that grouping but they didn't even remotely consider declaring trump the same as the dictators.


Fuck them

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2019, 06:23 AM

6. Good news.

That type of advertising does not belong with a sports team. Someone must have thought it was amusing. Well, NOW they know it is not.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu May 30, 2019, 07:32 AM

7. I thought thay being friends with King Jong Un was a good thing

I guess i good when 🍊 does it, bad when we pretend AOC does. I have questions.

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