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A Player Called McDonald Has Changed His Shirt Name To Burger King

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A Player Called McDonald Has Changed His Shirt Name To Burger King

In one of the more bizarre football stories of the week, fast food chain Burger King was a huge topic of conversation during Alajuelense's clash against Saprissa in the Liga FPD.

That's because Costa Rican footballer Jonathan McDonald decided to enter the field with a completely different name emblazoned on the back of his shirt. No, really!

Image: FootyHeadlines
Image: FootyHeadlines

Rather than his real surname the 32-year-old instead used another popular fast food company - Burger King - above his squad number 19 as part of a marketing stunt, according to Footy Headlines.

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The midfielder surprised everyone when he was brought on with 18 minutes left of the Liga FPD tie, and someone snapped a picture of his shirt name after the full-time whistle.

The top of the league clash between Alajuelense and Saprissa finished 2-2 but the headlines belonged to Jonathan McDonald and Burger King.

Marketing at its finest. Bravo!

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Burger King have been known to cause a stir in the footballing world.

Back in 2017, it was reported that Russian side Zenit St Petersburg had received a million pound offer from the fast food giants to change their name to Zenit Burger King.

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According to a number of journalists, Zenit actually received a €6.8 million offer to change the name of their club but of course, that didn't materialise in the end.


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They also apologised after a social media campaign offering a lifetime supply of Whopper Burgers and Russian Roubles to women if they get impregnated by footballers during the World Cup, was understandably met with anger.

Featured Image Credit: Footy Headlines

Topics: Football News, Burger King, Football, Funny

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