The Manti Te’o fake girlfriend story is easily the biggest news in the nation at the moment, which is why companies like Spirit Airlines are already cashing in on the buzz surrounding it. As you can see from the photo above that @TheBenBaker shared on Twitter, Spirit Airlines is currently running an advertisement for low fares that is written in the same font as Notre Dame’s famous “Play Like a Champion Today” sign. Only this one says:
“No hoax! These fares really are low.”
It also plays up the whole “catfishing” angle, with a picture of a catfish in the bottom right corner.
As we continue to try to figure out what the heck is actually going on — with no help from people like this NFL fullback — we can expect the jabs at Te’o to keep on coming. Airline advertisements and social media trends called Te’oing are merely the beginning.
H/T Darren RovellGoogle+