Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Phil Mickelson Will Eat Your Doughnuts, But He Ain't Selling Your Doughnuts
Do you remember a year ago, when Phil MIckelson won the Masters and then was photographed, green jacket and all (above), pulling through the window of a Krispy Kreme doughnuts?
Well, as it turns out, that Krispy Kreme put up a big photo display of the event, harking itself as the "Mickelson Doughnut Shop" in Augusta, and take a wild guess how that flew over with Team Phil.
Via TMZ ...
"According to our doughnut sources, Phil’s camp was PISSED … because no one got the man’s approval before plastering his image all over the display. We’re told one of Phil’s associates even paid a little visit to the KK in question last week to make sure employees removed every last picture — and threatened legal action if they didn’t.
We’re told the doughnut store removed the display. Phil’s rep had no official comment."
I'm shocked, SHOCKED, at this! A famous athlete NOT being happy that a company is using his image to sell things without paying him a cent?!? What, no heart for the doughnut companies, Phil?!?
In all seriousness, I'm glad someone spoke up and yelled at Krispy Kreme. Who thought this was a good idea, and they'd get away with it? If Phil wants doughnuts, let him have doughnuts, and let him be the one paying you.