Give the Subway sandwich chain some credit. They’re sticking with Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps as a sponsor, even after a photo surfaced of him smoking pot from a bong.
Subway probably doesn’t want to tick off its marijuana-smoking customers who get the munchies.
The blogosphere has been cracking wise about this latest development in golden boy Phelps’ fall from grace.
One wag suggested that Subway offer a sandwich for $4.20 after the marijuana culture term 420. (See Wikipedia entry on 420 for background.)
Another thought White Castle would be a better endorsement deal for the swimmer and proposed that he star in “Harold, Kumar and Michael Phelps Go to White Castle.”
And so on and so on.
Breakfast cereal giant Kellogg dropped its endorsement deal with Phelps because of the controversy. But most of his major sponsors, including Visa, Speedo, luxury Swiss watchmaker Omega and sports beverage PureSport’s maker Human Performance Labs, have stood by the athlete, according to news reports.