Everyone and their dog knew that Landon Donovan was shockingly left off America’s final roster for the World Cup.
Make that everyone except World Cup sponsor Samsung, after their Samsung Mobile Arabia account tweeted out this doozy before the U.S.A and Portugal game at 6 p.m. in Manaus.
The odd thing about this timely tweet is the fact that the promo had to be created ahead of the World Cup.
And Samsung would have had ample time to remove the photo and find another suitable face for the U.S. squad, say like Toronto FC’s Michael Bradley, or Seattle Sounders’ Clint Dempsey.
Despite being the face of American soccer for what seems like a lifetime, Landon Donovan has taken the snub by U.S. head coach Jurgen Klinsmann the best way possible, by laughing it off.
He’s appeared in a light-hearted World Cup ad, and has been featured as an analyst.