A batch of bootleg Gatorade with ‘fake’ labels depicting a picture of golfer Tiger Woods and his wife Elin Nordegren with the word ‘unfaithful’ have appeared in Denver stores.
However, the energy drinks company said the labels were fake and had not been issued by them.
Notably Gatorade is owned by Pepsico, who sponsor Woods.
The incident happened amidst speculations of the whereabouts of Woods, who had disappeared after a scandal which revealed his extramarital affairs.
Reporters from 9News channel found an email address on the label and tracked it to a man named Jason Kay.
Kay admitted that he had altered the label to help his friend with a pop art project, and almost 1000 “unfaithful” bottles were in distribution.
The American media reported that the US Food and Drug Administration report noted the person responsible for altering the label can face charges if it is determined that the intent was to injure a business.
Meanwhile, India’s top golfer Jeev Milkha Singh feels that tainted American golfer Tiger Woods will return to world stage in just three months.
“I feel Tiger will be back on the greens in three months. His focus is so good. He's going to make a comeback as a winner,” said Jeev, who said that world golf is suffering due to the absence of Woods.