Pepsi Promotion Ends With Chants of 'Pepsi Sucks'

New York Yankees Tie-In Goes Horribly Awry

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Yankees fans who showed up for a Pepsi-sponsored promotion yesterday were none too pleased after standing in line for hours only to find out fewer tickets were being given out than promised. According to the New York Post, "Chanting 'Pepsi sucks! Pepsi sucks!' the over-caffeinated mob cracked open cans of the soft drink and poured it onto the pile of swag, sending cops racing to the scene." And there's video! Video in which an angered fan also shouts, "Drink Coca-Cola!"

Pepsi told the Post, "All we wanted to do was make fans part of the celebration, giving away free Yankee tickets and Pepsi-Cola products, but we blew it." Aw. Don't feel bad guys. So did the Yankees. On the "historic" opening day of the new Yankee Stadium, the Yanks lost 10-2. To the Indians.

UPDATE: Pepsi sent us a statement earlier: "We have renewed the ticket offer through a promotion with WFAN today. Pepsi will give away 500 regular season Yankees tickets, 250 pairs, and a coupon for a 12 pack of Pepsi Max to 250 of WFAN's listeners. The giveaway started at noon and will run through 6:30 p.m."

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