Time and time again we come across athletes promoting products such as energy drinks, sports gear and events. But while that is somewhat cool what's even better is athletes who couldn't put their greed for a quick buck aside and went ahead with endorsing products that are odd, funny or simply should not be promoted by sports figures. Here are my five favorites.
Cristiano Ronaldo – Kentucky Fried ChickenThis one speaks for itself. In our household we call KFC "dirty bird" because, well, it's the epitome of unhealthy, American, deep-fried fast-food. While an athlete like Cristiano Ronaldo may be able to burn the nasty calories associated with a bucket of this deep-fried, hormone infused meal, I'm pretty sure that not many footballers would be caught at a KFC drive-thru between practices.
Gareth Southgate, Stuart Pearce & Chris Waddle - Pizza Hut
After missing "that" penalty-kick during the 1996 Euros Southgate joined fellow PK missing teammates Pearce and Waddle in this Pizza Hut commercial. Perhaps pizza is not as unhealthy as Ronaldo's KFC, but did the marketing team really think that hiring someone with Southgate's predominant "mouth features" would make their product seem appetizing? But you gotta love the slogan: "Pizza Hut pizza, it always hits the spot".