WORTHINGTON, Pa. — A gas station in Armstrong County won’t be receiving gas from Sunoco after its owner displayed controversial messages on a billboard down the road.
Sunoco has stopped fuel deliveries to the Worthington station after its owner, John Placek, displayed the messages, including a racial slur on the billboard following the Michael Rosfeld trial.
Sunoco has also removed all signage and trademarks from the station.
A spokesperson for Sunoco sent us the following statement:
Channel 11 has been following controversy over the digital billboards. Last month, Placek posted offensive messages during black history month.
Sunoco officials told TribLIVE they received complaints about the billboard on Twitter and responded to them throughout the week.
In a statement to Channel 11, Placek said he was trying to start a dialogue about racism.
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