7 November, 2016. 11:12
ERROL PARKER | Editor-at-large | Contact
IF THERE’S ANYTHING worse than seeing Quentin de Kok club Nathan Lyon around the WACA all afternoon, it’s the ‘appalling’ Howzat advertisement from the Commonwealth Bank that plays between each over – that’s according to one local punter.
The 30-second ad is so bad, it’s prompted a Perth man to close his account with the Commonwealth, something he said he’d never would’ve considered in the past.
“You can hear it in the kitchen when you get up to put the kettle on between overs,” said Cameron Lindsay, of Peppermint Grove. “I’ve even started smoking outside to get away from it.”
“The viewing is already grim enough without having to see these players whore themselves out at gunpoint for a faceless corporation that’s fuelled exclusively by the pain and financial suffering of the working class.”
“So I’m protesting the only way I can – by taking my business elsewhere. I urge others who feel the same about this to do the same. I hope that copywriter loses his job, I mean, fuck me with a rake… What was he thinking?” he said.
Mr Lindsay is currently undecided where to take his everyday savings and credit card account, but he’s exploring options outside the big four banks. Stating for the record that he won’t be going to any “communist credit union-type set-ups” but perhaps a smaller bank – such as Bendigo or P&N.
However, his first priority is to replace the television he broke the last time the ad came on.