Michael Vick has won BET’s Subway Sportsman of the Year award and that has caused quite a stir among dog owners on the Internet. Dogster.com has launched a petition of the popular restaurant chain, Subway. The Facebook site, NO WAY Subway is now sporting over 9,000 Likes and has launched an online peition for people to sign boycotting the sandwich chain.
To be clear, Michael Vick is not a spokesperson for Subway, he won an award which is sponsored by the food chain that was awarded by a cable television channel. Fans on the Facebook page are posting the Subway customer service phone numbers and are urging people to call and complain.The activists are threatening to boycott the restaurant until Michael Vick returns his award.
I seriously doubt that Subway had any knowledge in advance of who would be given this award, the sponsorship of the award was likely done well in advance of the cable network’s knowledge of who would even be nominated. I am a huge animal lover, but I think this petition drive is misguided.
Vick beat out LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and Derrick Rose to win the award.
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