All of us make mistakes. Accidentally, out of laziness, in haste or on account of some unintended, unfortunate juxtaposition. Very embarrassing for the creator (I say that from experience) and amusing for the audience.
I came across this ad in the June 2013 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine. The three gentlemen (top, centre) are all members of a cricket team. The police arrested or questioned one of the owners and three players of the team for betting or fixing cricket matches, both punishable offenses under Indian law. Of the three men featured in the team colors here, one had to spend a few days in jail and was recently released on bail.
Cricket fans trust all players “with eyes closed” until a scam jolts them. Now, the brand wants us to believe in it “with eyes closed.” A case of unfortunate association or abiding faith?
Interestingly, the only person shown with his eyes open in the ad is cricketer Rahul Dravid, highly respected and widely considered to be above reproach.