Chile is once again rallying around the miners who were rescued after being trapped underground for 69 days. However, this time, the 32 men who survived the mining accident are not asking for food or prayers, but rather for support for the country's soccer team as it heads into this year's World Cup.
And "32 men" is not a typo. Thirty-three workers were rescued; however, one of them was from Bolivia and is not featured in a new commercial from Banco de Chile. The bank is an official sponsor of the Chilean team and published its new commercial on YouTube on May 27.
The minute-and-13-second video is narrated and hosted by survivor Mario Sepulveda, who is no stranger to such tasks. Dubbed "Super Mario" during the rescue efforts, Sepulveda found himself in the spotlight for the commentary he would offer on the videos that the miners filmed underground. The clips were transmitted to the rescue team using a telecommunications system.
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