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Ford moves unveiling date of 2021 Bronco after original reveal date coincided with O.J. Simpson’s birthday

Ford moves unveiling date of 2021 Bronco after original reveal date coincided with O.J. Simpson’s birthday
Posted at 10:20 AM, Jun 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-29 13:37:36-04

Ford decided to move the unveiling of the 2021 Bronco after realizing the original reveal date of July 9 was O.J. Simpson’s birthday.

In a statement to E.W. Scripps, the carmaker said that the original July 9 date was purely coincidental.

“The previously targeted date of July 9 unintentionally coincided with O.J. Simpson’s birthday," Ford officials said in a statement. "We wanted to be sensitive and respectful of this concern.”

Simpson famously led Los Angeles police on a low-speed police chase in a white Bronco back on June 17, 1994.

A few days later, Simpson was charged for allegedly murdering his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman but was later acquitted of the double-homicide.

The new Bronco will be revealed on July 13.