UPDATE June 2014 - Great news! Thanks to #PeoplePower, adidas has agreed to stop the greenwash and come clean. Read more...

Since the launch of the latest Detox investigation into toxic-football, the past few weeks have been action packed. From a fan-powered protest in Mexico’s iconic Azteca stadium to a huge digital #DetoxWave, thousands of volunteers, cyberactivists and football fans have taken action online, on the streets and from the stands to tell adidas to stop playing dirty.

Inspired by the beautiful game we have picked our top 11 moments from the past few weeks.

The Detox Selection

Eight activists from Greenpeace protest against adidas at the Azteca Stadium, Mexico City.

1. Mexico: Activists deploy a huge banner at the Azteca Stadium during an international friendly match between Mexico and Israel.

adidas caught playing dirty - protest outside a store in Hong Kong.

2. Hong Kong: Volunteers reveal adidas’ dirty secret outside of one of the brand's stores.

Greenpeace Germany activists project their message at an adidas distribution centre.

3. Germany: A team of volunteers project our message at one of adidas' major distribution centres.


4. Worldwide: Hundreds take to Vine and join a huge online #DetoxWave calling for toxic-free football.

Activists take to the Seoul World Cup Stadium to show adidas the Red Card.

5. South Korea: Activists show adidas the Red Card at the Seoul World Cup Stadium.

Greenpeace CEE activists protest at an adidas store in Budapest.

6. Hungary: Greenpeace CEE volunteers take the beautiful game and the Detox message to the streets of Budapest.

Greenpeace East Asia protest at adidas store in Taipei.

7. Taiwan: Greenpeace East Asia demand adidas tackle hazardous chemicals once and for all.

Germany Protest Against Adidas at Outlet Store in Herzogenaurach.

8. Germany: Footballers call on adidas to kick out the chemicals at an outlet store near the brand's HQ in Herzogenaurach.

Activists in St. Petersburg call on adidas to kick chemicals out of the game.

9. Russia: Activists call on adidas to avoid scoring an own goal and go all in for toxic-free football.

Protest in the Philippines calling on adidas to keep the game beautiful.

10. The Philippines: Volunteers demonstrate the beautiful game and call on adidas to come clean.

Protest at the adidas AGM in Germany.

11. Germany: Activists hang a banner at the adidas AGM and call on the brand to live up to its own slogans.

Take Action

There is still time for adidas to turn things around and find its form again. The Detox campaign has proven that when we use our collective voices and act together globally, big brands listen. We have done it before and we can do it again.

Join the people powered movement to build a toxic-free future.

Tell adidas to keep the game beautiful and Detox football.

Robin Perkins is a Communications Coordinator for the Detox campaign and Greenpeace International. He is also unlucky enough to be a Stockport County fan and tweets @RobinJPerkins.