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American footballer was fined $ 10,000 for wearing headphones Beats
The most high profile transaction in 2014 was the purchase of the iPhone maker of Beats Electronics. In early August, Apple opened a separate section of the headphone brand Beats, and now, as it turns out, could be offered at the public can lead to big trouble.
Midfielder FC San Francisco 49ers Colin Kapernik was fined the National Football League (NFL) for the appearance at a press conference in headphones Beats. The fact that the above organization has signed an agreement with the manufacturer Bose and banned players to appear in front of cameras with competitors’ products of their partner.
Kapernik attended a press conference, putting on a neck pink headphones Beats by Dr.Dre. It is assumed that by doing so the athlete wanted to stress their support for the fund to fight cancer Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The result – a fine of $ 10,000.
It is known that Kapernik signed with Beats, which is in conflict with the agreement between the NFL and the Bose. Player himself refused to comment on the situation, asking journalists to “leave the question unanswered.”
Meanwhile, Beats and Bose are fierce competitors in the market of headphones. In July last filed a complaint with the international Trade Commission (ITC) on the Beats Electronics, demanding to ban the import and sale of some of its models. The reason for treatment was suspected of violating a patent on the technology of noise reduction.
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