Brujita Verón, PokerStars' pitchman from the pitch
Depending on where you watch TV, you might well find one of PokerStars' newest pitchmen looking a little familiar.
If you're like the vast majority of sports fans who've flipped on television sets in the past few weeks, you've found yourself perhaps unduly interested in the sporting exploits of countries you couldn't pick out on a map. You've taken to speaking in an English accent or rolling your Rs when talking about the team from Honduras (I can't be the only one who does that).
All of this is happening because of some little event going on South Africa right now that has Juan Sebastián "Brujita" Verón (did you roll your R when you read that?) more than a little busy right now. When he is finished, however, it looks as if he might be temporarily trading the pitch for the felt.
This is just off the wres from our offices in Latin America: PokerStars has announced that Argentinean International footballer Juan Sebastián "Brujita" Verón is to be the newest of its International Ambassadors.
Verón plays for Estudiantes de La Plata and is presently hanging out in South Africa as part of the Argentina team competing in the football World Cup. If your TV comes from the land of the Latin American Poker tour, you very well may have already seen Verón in one of PokerStars' newest commercials.
"It is truly a pleasure for us to have Verón as an Ambassador for PokerStars.net", said Sarne Lightman, PokerStars Marketing Director Latin America. "His sporting and competitive spirit embodies the values of our brand and we feel very proud that this great soccer player decided to represent the number one poker site in the world."
Lightman will gush, but there is something fairly cool about seeing the guy from the PokerStars ads showing up on the fields of the South Africa World Cup competition.
No word yet on whether Verón will be showing up at any LAPT events, but if you'd like to find out for yourself, the next one happens down in Florianopolis, Brazil in less than two months.
For more information, check out the LAPT Brazil homepage.
Photo courtesy Wael.Mogherbi licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike.