Video: The Paddy Power ‘taser’ ad starring Joey Barton that’s too shocking for TV 8 years ago

Video: The Paddy Power ‘taser’ ad starring Joey Barton that’s too shocking for TV

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiuTG9SJyM0&feature=youtu.be

We’re not sure if it’s because of the tasers or because of the presence of Joey Barton that the latest Paddy Power ad is too shocking for TV but it’s fairly amusing nonetheless.

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Bookmaking giant Paddy Power have something of a reputation for their often risqué advertisements and marketing ploys and they haven’t changed tack with their latest effort starring the footballer everyone loves to hate, one Joey Barton.

If you follow Paddy on Twitter, you’ll be aware of their frequent references to #BallofShame, highlighting the most shameful and embarrassing things to have happened on a football pitch over the years, with Maradona’s infamous Hand of God finishing top of the pile in a recent #BallofShame survey on Twitter.

Suggesting that ‘biting’ was so last season, their latest advert suggests that ‘tasering’ could be the latest shameful craze to enter the Premier League this season and proceeds to show a number of fictional scenarios in which that tactic might be adopted, including Joey taking his anger out on a defenceless tea lady, James Bond style, at the finish.

You won’t be seeing it on TV anytime soon but one suspects the ad will still be viewed by quite a sizeable audience nonetheless. Never a dull moment with the Paddy Power lads.

Video via YouTube/PaddyPowerVideo