25 Apr '12, 2am

Rovio sponsoring Heikki Kovalainen’s Bahrain Helmet, Vesterbacka says “it is what it is” to oppression and human...

Rovio sponsoring Heikki Kovalainen’s Bahrain Helmet, Vesterbacka says “it is what it is” to oppression and human...

Is it just poor PR skills or nonchalance that comes with being successful? When writer Mike Butcher tweeted to Peter Vesterbacka to seek a comment regarding the decision he replied “it is what it is”. Just last year, protests during the “Arab Spring” led to doctors and nurses being shot and hospitals being blockaded so that injured protesters could not be treated. The sponsorship deal also includes co-branded angry birds racing merchandise. Heikki drives for Malaysian owned Caterham F1, not Renault as the TechCrunch article wrongly reports.

Full article: http://e27.sg/2012/04/25/rovio-sponsoring-heikki-kovalain...

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