Skip to comments.Dirk Nowitzki Eats German Sausage in Bank Commercial, Vegetarians Freak Out (video)
Posted on 01/16/2012 7:14:58 PM PST by nickcarraway
Recently, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki did an advertisement with Ing-Diba bank in his native home of Germany.
The commercial shows Dirk entering a butchers shop and being offered some wurst sausage from behind the counter.
At first glance, it appears that the advertisement is harmless enough but for some reason, German vegetarians were not pleased with Dirk chowing down on meat:
In the shop an elderly lady behind the counter gives Nowitzki a slice of wurst to sample. A propos of wurst-eating she asks him: What did we always used to say? she asks the 2.13 meter (7-foot) basketball whiz just as he is about to munch his sausage. So you grow big and strong, Nowitzki replies.
First impressions of the ad are that it is folksy and nostalgic. But take a second look and thats when it hits. What is the butcher shop lady giving the player recently voted German Athlete of the Year? Wurst! Dead and ground-up animal! It was enough to unleash a barrage of complaints by vegetarians on the banks Facebook page. The bank responded by appealing to followers to deal with the issue with the greatest possible respect.
So, I guess we still live in a world that an NBA Finals MVP cant eat Wurst sausage in a commercial without someone freaking out:
And then there is bacon.
Or even better - combine the two.
Bacon wrapped fillet...mmmmm.
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This story made me hungry, Texas venison sausage wrapped in applewood smoked bacon.
Dirk could have used more sausage tonight.
Of course, Fat Khloe probably ate all of the sausage before Dirk had a chance.
these are only sold at Holiday Season from October to New Years
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Wilson Meats in Crystal Springs MS Hot Hickory Smoked Link Sausage...another standout
Looks like Gorgonzola or Bleu Cheese on top of the filet. At a Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse you could have that filet with a heap of jumbo lump crabmeat on top, with Bernaise Sauce over that.
With Stilton and on mushrooms. Heaven on a plate!
Why is it your business what others do or don’t eat? Hypocritical.
This article is about EATING sausage. What's so hard for you to understand?
ABSURD reply to me, lol.
Get a life!
And what is so "hypocritical" about talking sausage on a post about sausage?? Geezlaweez.
What kind of dervish are you? Dancing, whirling, singing, traveling, what kind besides a non-meat-eater? Is there a sect of vegetarian dervishes?