Manchester City and Argentina striker Sergio Agüero has reportedly threatened legal action against a sandwich shop in the town of San Miguel de Tucumán that shares his nickname ‘El Kun’ and as a result has forced the owner to change the name.
The 28-year-old has been forced to pull out of the most recent Argentina squad through injury as they prepare for Thursday’s World Cup qualifier against Uruguay.
The issue surrounding the ‘Kun’ sandwich shop came to light earlier in the week when owner Oscar Juárez released a statement on the Facebook page to explain why the popular San Miguel eatery was renamed ‘A mí nooo.’
Juárez’s Facebook post explaining the legal matter
“Not wanting to be involved in legal matters, I have decided to change the name.” explained Juárez.
The shop has been open since 2009 before Agüero is said to have trademarked his nickname of Kun, which he got as child from a Japanese cartoon he used to watch.
However, Juárez hasn’t contested the claim and after changing the name is presumably enjoying the enormous boost in publicity thanks to Argentine media.