Roberte 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.
Toro also emphasized the long relationship the Clemente family has had with Goya, including baseball clinics Clemente ran for the company and the winter league baseball team he managed. In addition, Toro pointed…
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