During the game, won 3-2 by England in Berlin's Olympiastadion, advertisements for the computer game were prominent on TV.
World of Tanks is possibly not the most tactful advertising at Germany v England game! pic.twitter.com/IQiJ0SOrdF— GDWS (@GlasgowWargame) March 28, 2016
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.
So #england have a minute's silence for victims of terror and 10 mins later the billboards show an ad for 'epic' game 'World of Tanks'.— Jamie O'Leary (@mrjamieoleary) March 26, 2016
Is it just me who finds it hilarious that they're advertising 'World of Tanks' during an England Germany game?— Seb (@Sefgrt) March 26, 2016
Am not sure the advertising boards showing "world of tanks" is appropriate in an England v Germany match????— Pogboom (@KieranSleeman) March 26, 2016
UKIP calls for reformation of Home Guard as 'World of Tanks' advert appears in Berlin pic.twitter.com/fWAfkVdvUl— Carl Roper (@RoperCarl) March 26, 2016
Campaign's sister title PRWeek requested comment from both the stadium's management and World of Tanks' maker, but received no response.
This article was first published on prweek.com