Mercenaries 2 free fuel stunt branded “irresponsible” by MP

By Patrick Garratt, Friday, 5 September 2008 15:52 GMT


A Mercenaries 2 PR stunt in London, at which EA tried to give away £20,000 worth of free petrol, has been branded “irresponsible” by an MP after hordes of motorists tried to cash in.

The fuel was limited to £40 per person, and 500 motorists were fast enough to get the gift.

By midday over 40 cars we queued along the residential street alongside the London petrol station, and one local resident had to be calmed down by EA security because he couldn’t get his car out from his drive.

“Whilst a lucky few might have got some free petrol, hundreds of local residents have faced misery on their daily journeys this morning. They deserve an apology for being the victims of such an ill-thought out media stunt,” said the MP for Hornsey Lynne Featherstone.

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