Mercedes-Benz Dealers Abandon LA Clippers Sponsorship Over Racist Donald Sterling

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Some of our readers may not be aware of this, but currently there is a huge racism scandal going on at the Los Angeles Clipper NBA team and it involves the actual owner of the team and a former girlfriend.
In case you are from the minority that has no idea what we're talking about bear with us for a moment. In short, long time LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling is heard on an audio recording while arguing with his former girlfriend, V. Stiviano, in regards to an Instagram photo which depicted Stiviano posing with Magic Johnson.

According to the leaked recording, Sterling said that he is bothered by the fact that Stiviano wants to broadcast that she is associating with black people.

Long story short, the LA Clippers owner has been receiving quite a lot of heated remarks in the last couple of days or so, with some even coming from the US president himself, Barack Obama.

Yet another blow will come via the fact that a number of prominent LA Clippers sponsors haven recently announced that they will pull their sponsorship of the NBA team following Sterling's racist comments.

Among those high-caliber sponsors there is also Mercedes-Benz, whose Southern California dealers have long had an advertising deal with the Clippers website.

“Mercedes-Benz is obviously concerned about the alleged comments attributed to the Clippers’ owner. We find these comments to be deplorable and completely against the values we promote as an organization,” MB USA was quoted to say in a statement. “Our dealer group shares our concern and has moved to cease its sponsorship of the Clippers effective immediately, despite their affinity for the Clippers and their fans.”
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About the author: Alex Oagana
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Alex handled his first real steering wheel at the age of five (on a field) and started practicing "Scandinavian Flicks" at 14 (on non-public gravel roads). Following his time at the University of Journalism, he landed his first real job at the local franchise of Top Gear magazine a few years before Mircea (Panait). Not long after, Alex entered the New Media realm with the project.
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