12 Of The Weirdest Sporting Endorsements Ever

12 Of The Weirdest Sporting Endorsements Ever
By Eoin Lyons
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With the news that Kamil Grosicki is releasing his own line of energy drink it got us thinking about the more left field sporting endorsements that have occurred over the years. A lot of the time it's not so much the products as the execution of the adverts themselves that miss the mark, but you have to say they do make for some entertaining viewing. Here are 11 of the best/worst.

Michael Owen - Dubai Promo


One minute and 26 seconds of cringe heavy acting from BT Sport pundit Michael Owen as he gives us a tour of Dubai.

Pele - Viagra


The grandaddy of left field sports endorsements.

Kevin Keegan - Brut


Endorsing a deodorant isn't the most far out thing to do, but the 32 seconds of homo-erotic banter that ensues between Kevin Keegan and Henry Cooper sure is.


Gareth Southgate - Pizza Hut


The current England manager ladies and gents.

Denis Hickie - Wavin pipe



What happens when the irrestible force of Denis Hickie meets the immovable object that is Wavin pipe? This advert.

Sean O'Brien - Stript Snacks


The Tullow tank has a go at irreverent comedy in this promo for protein snacks. He fails.


Pat Jennings - Oil Filters



The surreal scene of former Spurs keeper Pat Jennings saving bits of dirt dressed as an oil filter is one of the great accidental artworks of the 20th century.

Peter Schmeical - Danepak rashers



Peter Schmeical's musical ad for Danepak rashers is said to be directly inspired by Rainier Wolfcastle's similar endorsement for bratwurst:


Robin Van Persie, Ryan Giggs, Michael Carrick & Shinji Kagawa - Kagome tomato juice



Keep an ear out for all those sicking glugs. Also here's a translation of what the United players say:

Van Persie: "Delicious"

Carrick: "Do your best"


Giggs: "Move up"

Kagawa: "It really revitalises... Kagome Tomato Juice "

Eamon Dunphy & John Giles - Cadburys


A terrible beauty is born.

Conor McGregor - Game Of War


Before McGregor had reached the heady heights of the Burger King Spicy Crispy Chicken Sandwich™, McGregor could be caught plaguing the beginning of Youtube videos with this odd promo for multiplayer online game 'Game Of War'.

Morten Gamst Pedersen & John Arne Riise - Fruit??


Have you ever wondered what Morten Gamst Pedersen's singing would sound like if autotuned? Then look no further!

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