What is Ferrari smoking?
The luxury Italian auto manufacturer has had a rough go on Twitter with fans in Canada the last couple of days, as it prepares for the Grand Prix in Montreal this weekend.
First, Ferrari sent out a tweet confusing Toronto for Montreal, on Tuesday.
Well, do those look like maple leaves to you…
— Scuderia Ferrari (@ScuderiaFerrari) June 6, 2018
To some, they looked like marijuana leaves:
— Мстислав Петров (@Musuchi_F1) June 6, 2018
They put weed leaves in the photo. 😂 pic.twitter.com/gPQgKenDZS
— Han Dolo (@AvenueJay) June 6, 2018
Is it me or the leaves look a bit like cannabis leaves?! I know Canada is in the process to legalize it but we still haven't changed our leaf on the flag. 🤔
— Olivier Poissant (@Poisst) June 6, 2018
Others have (probably more correctly) pointed out that they look like Japanese maple leaves.
Those are Japanese Maple leaves. 😐 If only you had an easily accessible example to go off, like the Canadian flag in the photo 🍁
— Lashan (@LashanStuff) June 6, 2018
You be the judge:
Japanese maple leaf or weed u decide pic.twitter.com/4NO0bHA8Kn
— kenny (@mackenzie_berry) May 18, 2014
The Japanese maple leaf explanation seems more plausible, though still unacceptable. The Canadian Grand Prix isn’t a new stop on the Formula 1 circuit, and Ferrari has been coming to Montreal on an annual basis since the 1970s.
Also, the Canadian maple leaf is on our flag.