Giant balloon depicting Jesus wearing betting site jersey spurs outrage

The balloon, which is modeled after Rio de Janeiro’s famous statue of Jesus with his arms open, is a promotional stunt for Sportsbet, and has the hashtag #KeepTheFaith on it.

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So our balloon supporting the #Socceroos is arrogant? Arrogance would have been putting the World Cup trophy in his hands #KeepTheFaith

— (@sportsbetcomau) June 10, 2014

The lone response to that tweet is someone asking, “You don’t get it, do you?” The response to this tweet was a bit more mixed:

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