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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!
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.
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!
In Costa Rica, footballer Jonathan McDonald swapped his name for a game. Another great campaign signed by Burger King who never misses the opportunity to scratch his rival #SportsMarketing https://t.co/I4tF6FUmWt
- Łukasz Bączek (@Lu_Class_) June 2, 2020
:flag_cr::shirt::hamburger::laughing: Player Named McDonald Changes Name To Burger King On Kit: https://t.co/uMfpPweVNs
- Footy Headlines (@Footy_Headlines) June 2, 2020
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.
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.
Zenit have received a €6.8-million offer from @BurgerKing to change team's name to "Zenit Burger King".
- Artur Petrosyan (@arturpetrosyan) September 2, 2016
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.
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