MLB isn't the only entity recognizing Robinson, however, as Budweiser decided to partner with the league and run an ad that's intended to honor Jackie.
Major League Baseball decided to tweet this Budweiser commercial out with the hashtag "#ThisBudsForJackie" (yikes), and they are getting a ton of blow back.
So much so, in fact, that they quickly deleted it.
Well, seems someone feels similarly, because the tweet is gone pic.twitter.com/LwEu9itwmf— Evan Drellich (@EvanDrellich) April 15, 2019
We all know that Budweiser is one of the big sponsors for MLB, but have a feel. Did they honestly think using Jackie's likeness in a beer commercial was a smart thing to do?
Some of those beers thrown at Robinson were probably Budweiser— Prune Tracy (@IgnitionJReilly) April 15, 2019
In the end, it's all about making a profit, and if they can use Jackie to do so, they'll do it.
Yea cuz we’re gonna use arguably the most important baseball player in history to sell our beer! Another great example of how tone deaf this league can be https://t.co/aJtDlVq0Nk— Joe ⚡️🌹 (@Joe_Mello3) April 15, 2019
There simply has to be a better way for major corporations to honor Jackie Robinson. "If he were alive today, we're sure he'd enjoy a nice, cool Budweiser" certainly isn't it.