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There recently was overblown fallout from a mission that was meant to make friends by dropping soccer balls into various areas around Afghanistan. It appears that the people who were the first to create the uproar were from an extremist group and that only a couple dozen people actually protested about the graphics on the soccer balls. Also it seems only some of the balls had anything that could be questionable in taste, except maybe the radicals that protested.
I found some very interesting information regarding the incident and the facts behind what happened and how it ended up being way overblown. The Below linked article has a lot of great information.