February 23rd, 2010

Product Shill: Footballers Love Pepsi

We’re not going to lie: his freckle count wasn’t our first priority this time around.

We’re sure many of you have seen the brilliant Pepsi/Pesi ad with Fernando Torres popping up on the internet of late, and the new Refresh Your World pics have been doing the rounds too.

Real talk: everyone else should just throw in their marketing towels now.  This is a campaign we can get fully behind (and in front of) and will support wholeheartedly, because, well, it involves footballers and body paint.

For your I-NEED-to-get-through-this-banal-hump-day¬†pleasure we present: Thierry Henry, Kaka and Andrei Arshavin. As we tweeted last week, you can also enjoy Lampsy, Didier and ‘Nando getting in touch with their inner artist for the fizzy.

Who rocked the “My abs are hard but my heart is artsy and glowing neon” look the best? We’ll let you be the judge. (That is, if you can concentrate on anything else but “Nando for more than five seconds.)

*Sadly, the ‘ballers are freaking out and screaming in the shots rather than looking like they’re about to whisper their phone numbers in our ears, but nev’ mind.

BONUS: Michael Ballack, Frank Lampard & gang running through the brush like Indiana Jones never went out of style.

Related Posts with Thumbnails

28 Responses to “Product Shill: Footballers Love Pepsi”

  1. boo says:

    oh, wow! Kaka is kinda lush, nice abs and biceps. Does he really have to hide then under i heart Jesus?! makes me feel dirty! and i love Henry's paint the best, wish i knew what tribe he 'represented'

  2. sisterIT_LFC says:

    Torres… Torres…
    He is jus 2222 cute in that ad… the Pepsi ad..
    Love that boy!!!!!!
    His NO1 STALKER!!!
    yay he might play 2nite.. sooo exciting.. my gorgeous boy!

  3. G says:

    Is that a new tattoo on the outside of his right forearm??? It looks like it says Nora, doesn't it?

  4. Moopi says:

    LOL I love how in the last pic they’re all wearing sports shoes and only Nando’s wearing converse. Stay cool Nando, stay cool.

    Also Messi, you run funny…

  5. noelle says:

    kaka looks like spock from star trek, and arshavin is takin a page outta gene simmons's book lol

  6. julia says:

    to be honest i didn’t like none of the others.. i just keep looking at my nando! and the picture from his ad, where he is absolutely stunning as always! can’t really believe i’m gonna se you on sunday in liverpool, yey :D

  7. Innocenza says:

    Kaka, obvi. Arshavin and Henry make me want to drink something other than Pepsi… lots and lots of vodka, for example.

  8. Ali says:

    I vote Henry.
    And it looks like I’m the only one, haha.

  9. YoungChelsea4Life says:

    Is this really them or are their heads stuck on to the bodies? Please, answer!

    • Ali says:

      It looks like them.

      To me anyway, based on Titi's abs and Nando's flab.

      I don't see why it wouldn't be them.

  10. [...] Kickette has the scoop on a bunch of Premier League players who posed for Pepsi and one of them was Arsenal’s very own Andrei Arshavin. I don’t know about you, but for me that photo seriously needs a caption. Feel free to add one in the comments. [...]

  11. Ana;) says:

    OOhhh it's for Pepsi!!

    Aren't they apart of Akon's video for his song for Africa??

    His video has Drogba and Nando kicking a balloon/ball, and it has the other guys on the wall. Sounds weird lol, but watch the video.

    Akon-Oh Africa

    Nando looks so hot!! Aww, don't you just love his face when he's concentrating!

  12. Riya (Come on you Reds!) says:

    Lol at Arsha :)

    Kaka just looks awkward. And not good awkward….

  13. I can’t manage to take my eyes off Nando long enough to look at anyone else.

  14. sounderslove says:

    um yeah too distracted by fernando to do much else…

  15. rain's child says:

    i have to say this out loud: nando is coming to my country tonight, to my city actually, for the game in europa league tomorrow!!! and babel and stevie g and all of them will be here, i’ll get to see theeeeem closely!!! yay!

  16. carly says:

    LMAO, Lampard does look like Indiana Jones, all he needs is the hat.

    Yeah, I'd say Arshavin has the best picture, he seems to have been made for this kind of thing but I must say I'm impressed with Kaka's abs.

  17. aps says:

    Definitely Arshavin. His face is too cute.

  18. Ish678 says:

    Love the Arshavin one <3 But it just makes me sad because it reminds me he's not going to be there :(

  19. Terri says:

    I dunno what it is, but everytime I see Nando from far away he resembles a 12 year old girl. the close up picture is pretty cute, tho.

    The post was hilarious, as usual. :)

  20. Erin says:

    Lovely Nando close up!!

    Arshavin sure does like to show his tongue.

  21. rory says:

    Everytime I see Arschavin he reminds me on a shark…weird

  22. Louise says:

    Why is Arshavin in this campaign? Did I miss the part where FIFA gave Russia a super secret bye into the World Cup?

  23. Dutch says:

    It has to be my boi Arshavin just cos he puts a smile on my face with anything he does, i ove him :)

    but the paint is kind of obstructing me to drool over their torso's properly :(

  24. HiL says:

    Arshavin, because he's freakin hilarious! XD

    • MrsNesta says:

      Agree with you the picture made me laugh (in a good way) and I just had to go back and look at the interview he did……He double like me!

      Love it :)