World Cup 2018: #Neymar and #Messi #Mastercard campaign to feed starving children branded ’disgusting’ | The Independent
The credit card company announced it would donate the equivalent value of the meals to the World Food Programme (WFP) for children in Latin America and the Caribbean each time the football stars net a goal between now and March 2020.
But, despite the campaign being backed by Messi and Neymar, it instantly sparked outrage on Twitter, with some likening the “horrible publicity stunt” to the fictitious Hunger Games, and many suggesting Mastercard should just hand over the money if it can afford to.
“If you’ve got the money @Mastercard, just give it away anyway,” one person said. “Don’t let the fate of starving children rest on multimillionaire footballers.”
“This is absolutely disgusting,” said another. “Give them the food anyway.”
“Wow, just wow,” another Twitter user said in response. “The World Cup that became known as the ‘#Hunger_Games'.”