Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez took another financial and reputation lick this weeks as ESPN reported that trading card and memorabilia company Panini
not only was scrapping Hernandez as a paid sponsor but also was removing his collectible stickers from it's un-shipped stock.
"A representative with trading card and memorabilia company Panini confirmed to ESPN.com on Thursday morning that the company painstakingly removed Hernandez stickers from 500,000 of its sticker books, which were already produced but had yet to hit the shelves."
As luck would have it Aaron Hernandez was one of the 10 players chosen to be included in the packets of 10 collectible stickers in each collectors box. Can you even begin to imagine removing a single sticker from 500,000 boxes of stickers? The only bright spot wasn't for Hernandez: It likely provided job security for hundreds of children working in 3rd world sweatshops.
Panini has already gone to the expense of printing 1 million stickers of Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow to fill the vacant spot in the half a million sticker boxes.
You reckon the gun-toting sticker was a bit much?
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