Footballers from Manchester United and Liverpool star in a new commercial from Chevrolet, the US car maker who is a sponsor of both American-owned football clubs.
In the bizarre video, footballers such as Ryan Giggs, Jordan Henderson, Rio Ferdinand, Joe Allen, Paul Scholes, Jonjo Shelvey, Robin van Persie and Glen Johnson star.
I think we need to take a pause and reflect on what it means to have Liverpool and Manchester United agreeing to be in the same soccer commercial. How does it make Manchester United and Liverpool supporters feel that these two clubs that hate each other have teamed up to generate money together?
While the rivalry between Liverpool and Manchester United is intense among supporters, we need to realize that most of these footballers are friends. Joe Allen and Ryan Giggs have played together for Wales. Glen Johnson, Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes and Jordan Henderson have teamed up at different times for England.
Manchester United plays Liverpool in the Premier League on Sunday, January 13.