07/14/2013 09:33 am ET

Roberto Clemente's Son Asks Goya Not To Remove Logo From Father's Statue


Roberto Clemente, Jr., the son of the great Puerto Rican baseball legend, specifically told Goya that the company logo appearing on the base of a new statue honoring his father should never be changed, according to a Latino Rebels interview with Rafael Toro, Goya’s director of public relations.

In the interview, Toro addressed the growing controversy surrounding the Clemente statue at Roberto Clemente State Park in the Bronx. The statue was unveiled the last week of June, and within days, social media reaction to a large Goya logo at the statue’s base was so strong that Goya had to issue a statement last week. Toro agreed to the interview to add more details about the company’s position.

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