The makers of Buckfast Tonic Wine have made the controversial decision to use yesterday’s footage of a Bosnian general committing suicide by drinking poison in the dock at the International Criminal Court in The Hague to promote their product in Scotland in the run-up to Christmas
Using the slogan: “Whit’s yer poison?”, the brewers of the powerful, caffeinated wine, are hoping to harness the imagery of the stricken general crashing to the ground, to portray the stultifying effect that their product has on their regular consumers when drunk in sufficient quantity.
Dafty News spoke to one regular ‘Bucky’ drinker, Tobias McDell, 53, from Maryhill in Glasgow, who seemed quite happy with the move: “Ah dinnae care who they use in they adverts tae be honest wi’ ye. If they want tae use yon Bosnian dafty then ah’m quite happy wi’ that.
“Efter aw, the way he goes doon oan the deck efter just one swally is something we all dream aboot, is it no? Aye, that wuid be the big boay’s ginger fae me, make no mistake aboot that”
This move comes just a week after the makers of, Skol Super Strength Lager, revealed that they would be using recent footage of a drunk toppling in front of a speeding train at Whitechapel tube station in East London to promote their product throughout the Christmas period and in the run-up to Easter.