WATCH: Video Parodies #RE2PECT Ad, Mocks Alex Rodriguez
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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — By now, we’ve all seen the Derek Jeter #RE2PECT commercial which aired during the All-Star Game.
In case you haven’t — or just want to check it out again — see below:
That ad was a tribute to the iconic Yankees captain, featuring celebrities, fans, fellow players, firefighters and police officers. It was very well-received, and for good reason.
Jeter is playing his final season in pinstripes, but Alex Rodriguez is expected to be back in the Bronx in 2015. A-Rod is — to put it nicely — not nearly as revered in baseball as Jeter is. Rodriguez is currently serving a season-long suspension for his ties to performance-enhancing drugs.
To contrast the popularity of Jeter with the dislike of A-Rod, Funny or Die produced a parody video in which New Yorkers pay their … er … respects to Rodriguez. But instead of tipping their caps to the slugger, they give him the middle finger.
Check it out below…
WARNING: This video contains obscene gestures and may be offensive to some.
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