Spirit Airlines takes shot at Alex Rodriguez in advertisement

01/30/2013 at 6:22 pm By



Earlier this week New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez found his name linked to performance enhancing drugs (again) when a report surfaced that a Miami area clinic supplied a few MLB players with various substances. Naturally, Rodriguez denied the allegations. Whether or not the Yankees would go through with it remains to be seen, but they were reportedly exploring the idea of voiding the remainder of A-Rod’s hefty contract.

Other notable names were mentioned in the report, like Melky Cabrera, Gio Gonzalez, and Nelson Cruz. But of course Alex Rodriguez is the one who will grab the majority of headlines. Spirit Airlines, who recently mocked Manti Te’o with a promotion, had the three-time American League MVP as its target for this ad.


If you hadn’t heard of Spirit Airlines before now here’s a little background. Skytrax recently downgraded the airline from 3-star to 2-star status for 2013.

 “We do not allow our analysis or assessment to be impacted by customer feedback, which has been very negative for Spirit Airlines through much of last year, but when there is such a trend we do bring forward inspections to have confidence that we have the correct Quality ratings. As a result of these inspections, we found that standards were not delivering to the previous 3-Star ranking level that was awarded to Spirit Airlines,” said a spokesman.



H/T Big League Stew

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