Home depot has is sponsoring a team for the World Cup in South Africa this year. Who are they sponsoring? The Mexican team!
In a local Home Depot here in north Texas this sign was spotted. Its almost entirely in Spanish and reads
Support Mexico on the journey to South Africa: Free gift with purchase!
The kicker is that, on top of all of that, the promotion, according to the home depot rules, is only available to legal US residents.
Now I’m not saying that Home Depot isn’t allowed to do this. They are a private business and are as free to offend their customer base as anyone else. But I do know some locals here who are pretty upset, making some noise about this and will only be dealing with Lowes from now on, so it seems a really poor business decision to me. I’d really like to hear their rationale on this one.