Eason Chan puts sneaker in mouth at Adidas promotional

PUBLISHED : Monday, 24 September, 2007, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 24 September, 2007, 12:00am

The Lee Theatre space was for the longest time a movie house, and most recently a spectacularly decorated Chinese restaurant called South Beauty. Now it's empty again, which means it's perfect for a big bash like the one Adidas threw there on Friday night for about 500 people.

Packed with the usual hipsters and trendy wannabes, the two celebrity guests were Eason Chan Yik-shun and Shu Qi (below). But at one point, Chan proved to be too honest for his own good when the two were on stage for the usual hurrah. When asked how much he liked this particular sports brand, the offbeat singer replied: 'I remember when I was a student, the second pair of trainers I bought was Adidas.'

'Second pair?' everyone thought. Oops, does this means his first preference was another shoe, maybe the one with the swoosh? The awkward moment lasted a little while as both host and guest were embarrassed with the brief promotional faux pas. Fortunately, Shu Qi broke the silence by smartly stating: 'My first pair of trainers was Adidas.'

The subject was then quickly changed and the two were presented with a giant cushion in the label's classic logo. If this was football, I'd say Chan just scored an own goal.