OPINIONISTA: Grilled: Nando’s taking wings out of Gareth Cliff’s flame roast succumbs to the will of the mob and serves no one

Terminating its sponsorship of The Burning Platform was an unworthy act of corporate cowardice from a normally bold brand, Nando’s. A controversy of this nature was always going to happen with Cliff. Nando’s should have been better prepared.

2021-10-25 09:40:00 PM

Terminating its sponsorship of The Burning Platform was an unworthy act of corporate cowardice from a normally bold brand, Nando’s. A controversy of this nature was always going to happen with Cliff. Nando’s should have been better prepared.

Terminating its sponsorship of The Burning Platform was an unworthy act of corporate cowardice from a normally bold brand, Nando’s. A controversy of this nature was always going to happen with Cliff. Nando’s should have been better prepared.

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helenzille Nandos did well by pulling the plug on time. The heat was going to be too much should they've delayed. And they stood to suffer immeasurably. I agree with the author on one point that they came to the plate unprepared. But, as for them being cowards, No! helenzille Fantastic, well written piece that sums up exactly the right sentiment.

helenzille This hired hand knows Gareth more than he knows himself helenzille Knee jerk reaction from Nandos! I vote for Gareth and John. Good-bye Nando's I am one more lifelong customer you have now lost. Cowards! All things considered. A country with the most outstanding potential in the world has been destroyed. What kind of morons does it take to destroy a country like SA. The answer is in this piece about the Burning Platform and the manufactured outrage.

White people defend white people, klaar Nandos will fall hard Nando's were prepared, better they're pretending they were, they terminated the sponsorship, don't understand why you see it as cowardice instead of seeing it as preparedness, agenda...nyana? Nando's is a private business with it's own culture and beliefs. They are allowed to behave in a way that further theirs bottom line inline with their beliefs. This is a view which comes from a world view not linked to Nandos

Love the article!

Racism & a dropped sponsorship - Here's why everyone's talking about that controversial Gareth Cliff interviewNando's ended its five-year sponsorship of 'The Burning Platform' after Gareth Cliff's remarks about racism. Ridiculous! Very disappointing….however this has just highlighted how many racists there are in SA No more slaughtered white chickens to be sold at nandos. Everyone at Sunday times is going to get a free Nandos chicken burger

Dear CricketAus in south africa we are living in a reversed apartheid system where whites are classed as second class citizens with the racial BEE laws,plz help us to pressure the nationalists ANC government to reverse their business killing policies!&Farm Killings! SJNHearings In my opinion I think they buckled to pressure, it was about service delivery and the conversation turned to race. Municipal elections should clearly remain about service, but there has been lots of game playing in this Arena with all the political parties!

The majority of those on social media and the public in general were not wrong. Nandos read the room correctly. Every racist platform should be outlawed in South Africa. There are some who have taken freedom of speech too far and they think that people will keep quiet. Does this mean that the believes that a corporate company should continue to sponsor a DJ who believes that a Black woman's experiences are anecdotal and unimportant? (Don't reply to me saying it was an opinion piece. They have published it.)

This article is 100% spot on,congratulations! A long article of nothingness... Does that mean the KFC buckets will be replaced by Nandos hampers? Probably not. A storm in a tea cup 🍵 Corporate cowardice? Imagine if companies who boycotted apartheid SA were reduced to corporate cowards. Imagine if to be a normally-bold brand meant racism & disgusting sexism. When bigotry is fine because we care less about someone's identity politics, so much is wrong. Sick.

Agreed! Freedom of speech means discussing popular, unpopular and sometimes wrong views. You learn from mistakes, not victories - and public discourse reveals to you what right/wrong values you hold. Nando's failed to understand what freedom of speech is really about.

Nando’s takes Gareth Cliff off menu over ‘highly disappointing’ conductNando's has announced that it has terminated its sponsorship of Gareth Cliff's show The Burning Platform on Cliff Central. Last night we slept hungry again and my daughter was crying because of hunger. Please assist us with a 2kg mealie meal and tinned fish 🙏🏻. Just so my little girl can eat😔💔. I've been struggling to get a job and in my struggle, my child is suffering💔 As'bonge And allot of people have taken Nandos off their menu.

Ya neh All the hollier than thou jumped onto a bandwagon and Nando's got cold feet. Chicken coward 🤣😂

Nando’s takes Gareth Cliff off menu over ‘highly disappointing’ conductNando's has announced that it has terminated its sponsorship of Gareth Cliff's show The Burning Platform on Cliff Central. And the radio station is embracing him😢😢why is he still not fired? Victim culture... Vtsek

Local chicken franchise takes dig at Nando's after Gareth Cliff's 'The Burning Platform' loses sponsorship dealThe restaurant which describes itself as ’home of the original Peri-Peri Flame Grilled Chicken,’ took to social media over the weekend after Nando’s announced it had terminated its sponsorship deal with Gareth Cliff’s ’The Burning Platform’. NandosSA is going to tank and I have no problem with that. They gave in to the hysterical lynchmobtwitter. They must go. VoetsekNandos

Nando’s terminates sponsorship of Gareth Cliff's ’The Burning Platform’ after racist incidentICYMI – Nando’s terminates sponsorship of Gareth Cliff's ’The Burning Platform’ after racist incident I’m just curious how the IRR_SouthAfrica feel about GarethCliff using their data in his infamous interview with jsteenhuisen and mudzy_r I wish everyone can be like you Sir I haven't lost since you have been managing my trading account, I love you so much Geoffreypreud Storm in a teaspoon.