Former United States forward Landon Donovan attempted to clarify his involvement in a marketing campaign designed to encourage Americans to support Mexico at the World Cup by referencing his upbringing.
Donovan who was raised in southern California and speaks fluent Spanish, has appeared in a series of promotional images as part of a campaign by Wells Fargo holding a scarf that read “My other team is Mexico.”
— Landon Donovan (@landondonovan) June 17, 2018
In a brief video first published on Wells Fargo’s Twitter account on Friday, Donovan said that “not everyone’s team is going — and that’s OK — Wells Fargo and I are inviting anyone in need of a team to root for to join us in cheering for the Mexican national team.”
Join Landon Donovan to cheer on the Mexican National Team during the big tournament. #MyOtherTeamisMexico pic.twitter.com/uzgNdUI9HF
— Wells Fargo (@WellsFargo) June 15, 2018
Landon came out of retirement earlier this year to sign with Leon of Mexico’s Liga MX and made six appearances with the club. Clearly his allegiance to whoever pays him.