— Sportsbet.com.au (@sportsbetcomau) June 10, 2014
The 2014 World Cup marks the fourth occasion Australia will appear on soccer's biggest stage and gambling giant Sportsbet is urging the Aussies to "keep the faith" ahead of their entrance into a tournament they have little chance of winning.
An over-sized balloon of the "Christ the Redeemer" statue took to the skies over the city of Melbourne, much to the disapproval of religious groups. Rev Tim Costello told the ABC that the marketing ploy was a tasteless stunt.
"This is extraordinary, if they knew anything about Jesus they'd know he'd be overturning tables in the gaming halls, because they're highly addictive and destroy lives."
Since this is 2014 Sportsbet responded with ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
"We realise that some people are entitled to their opinions, but from our point of view with over half a million followers on social media, we think we're talking to the right people and those people might have a different opinion," he said.