The silk shirts Mexican drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman wore for his chat with Sean Penn have become a must-have in another surreal twist to the fallout from his arrest.
The clothing firm behind the shirts El Chapo donned for his audience with the American actor has taken advantage of their headline-making handshake to use the drug lord as a star salesman.
Los Angeles-based Barabas has published the photo of the pair meeting at the Mexican fugitive’s jungle hideout on its website under the caption ‘Most Wanted’ offering customers the chance of a free ‘El Chapo’ shirt for every Like on Facebook and Instagram.
It is also advertising the other shirt El Chapo used for his chat with the actor – a ‘Crazy Paisley’ – alongside a photo of the drugs lord wearing the garment.
At one point overnight the firm’s website appeared to go down because of the number of people trying to access the page.