Call it a case of bad timing or call it salt in the wound. Probably, both of those are true — even if not intended.
Despite Madison Bumgarner’s dirt biking accident on his day off, which could change the course of Giants history, Ford pushed a TV commercial over the weekend that focuses on Bumgarner’s off-days. Dirt bikes are featured heavily, as well as the F-150 truck Ford is actually advertising, in a spot that debuted in 2016.
“What Madison Bumgarner does on his day off is anyone’s guess,” a narrator says as the commercial starts. The spot then cuts to images of some kinda crazy dirt biking, including several riders jumping over an F-150.
If you guessed that Bumgarner jumps over F-150s on his dirt bike during off-days, and if you are a Giants fan, you might be a bit perturbed.
Dear @Ford, This is NOT HELPING things. Sincerely, #SFGiants fans. https://t.co/dwtQRs1FY0
— Jason ⚾️ (@robbinsnest415) April 23, 2017
@Ford please see below for what Madison Bumgarner does on his day off… So stop playing this stupid commercialhttps://t.co/bQRjNPJW4Z
— Joe Ezaki (@bigjojoez) April 23, 2017
“What Madison Bumgarner does on his day off-“
“Ruins the season”#SFGiants
— Nate Coombs (@n8coombs) April 22, 2017
I can’t believe they’re still playing the Bumgarner Ford commercial w/ the dirt bikes in it. Put that one on the shelf for a while #sfgiants
— Gianno Parenti (@gparenti17) April 22, 2017
“What Madison Bumgarner does on HIS day off is ANYONE’s guess.”
Ford was trying to tell us all along, guys.