Subway Emails Writers To Include Sponsor In Little League World Series Stories

Subway boasts many prominent athletes as spokespeople, including speed skater Apolo Ohno and baseball player Mike Trout, but the sandwich chain might need a refresher on how sponsorship works.

After hosting a media availability segment with Ryan Howard at the Little League World Series on Thursday, Subway’s public relations department went into overdrive. A rep for the company began emailing reporters who failed to mention Subway in their stories, using the subject line “EDIT NEEDED,” according to reporters who said they received the emails.

There’s also this, which could not be independently confirmed:

Just a hunch, but we’re guessing none of the reporters who received those emails actually followed suit. In fact, a few probably even worked in Quizno’s references out of spite.

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