The internet truly knows no shame. It’s not even just MMA websites who have no shame. Literally, the internet as a whole. While perusing Google this morning looking at news, I came across a sponsored ad with an image and a headline that did not match.
“This San Diego dad discovered a unique way to make money ‘sports investing’. He wins 82% of his picks by using this system.”
Then, there was a picture of a heavier man sitting with a small mountain of cash. Immediately I thought, “That’s Marcos Maidana”.
Maidana made a boatload of cash in his two fights with Floyd Mayweather and decided to wrap up his boxing career. It didn’t take long into his retirement for him to put on a few extra pounds. Then, he took a photo and posted it to social media in a sort of ‘Fat and happy’ kind of way.
The picture was lifted from his social media and then used for promotional purposes and I assume, without permission. So, Maidana now sits on the front page of Google as a ‘Dad who struck gold through gambling’.
Can we at least TRY to be better?