Conor Daly's Lilly sponsorship decals removed because of father's use of racial slur in 1980s

Jul 2014
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He's not entitled to sponsors, it's totally up to the sponsor who they support.
And they can evaluate the big picture, sponsoring this guy gets them into something they don't want to be in.
 
Apr 2013
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He's not entitled to sponsors, it's totally up to the sponsor who they support.
And they can evaluate the big picture, sponsoring this guy gets them into something they don't want to be in.
Within the world wide racing community anyway, this is having a very negative effect for Lilly. At what point are the sins of the father no longer transferred?
 
Jul 2014
13,231
8,020
massachusetts
#5
Within the world wide racing community anyway, this is having a very negative effect for Lilly. At what point are the sins of the father no longer transferred?
In the long run, no one is going to remember this, it will be a non-issue within a year.
If they continued with the sponsorship, it would keep whatever negative connotations existed alive.

This isn't a court case, it's advertising and public relations, and a belief that the money can be more effectively deployed elsewhere.
 
Apr 2013
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In the long run, no one is going to remember this, it will be a non-issue within a year.
If they continued with the sponsorship, it would keep whatever negative connotations existed alive.

This isn't a court case, it's advertising and public relations, and a belief that the money can be more effectively deployed elsewhere.
My understanding is that they didn't pull the money, just had their logo removed from the car.

However, it is IMO a case of, lets chicken out and call it PCism overreaction.
 

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