World of Tanks ads at Germany-England game raise eyebrows and smiles

A number of social media users have suggested that advertisements for warfare computer game World of Tanks during Saturday's football match between England and Germany were inappropriate, ill-advised, or in some cases amusing.

World of Tanks: Twitter user Carl Roper @RoperCarl tweeted this picture of the advertising (Credit: @RoperCarl via Twitter)
World of Tanks: Twitter user Carl Roper @RoperCarl tweeted this picture of the advertising (Credit: @RoperCarl via Twitter)

During the game, won 3-2 by England in Berlin's Olympiastadion, advertisements for the computer game were prominent on TV.

This provoked suggestions that it was inappropriate, with the two countries having been on opposing sides in two World Wars, and because the game started following a minute of silence for victims of terror attacks in Brussels a few days before, although a large number of users were amused rather than offended.

PRWeek requested comment from both the PR team for the stadium, and World of Tanks' maker, but received no response.

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