Free Coke: 'But not that kind' for Uruguay if they lose

2010-06-16 00:00

NANDO’S Chicken has continued its daring advertising campaign that lends support to South Africa’s footballers during the 2010 Fifa World Cup.

The latest advertisement sees the franchise offering “Free Coke” to Uruguayan players and supporters if the South Americans lose against Bafana Bafana in today’s Group A clash in Pretoria.

The advertisement comes a few days after Nando’s had offered the Mexicans free lunch if they lost the World Cup opener against Bafana Bafana, though they were probably left sitting with a few extra quarter chickens after the men in green forced a draw.

The campaign has seen a chain of television and print advertisements playing on common misconceptions about South Africa. Bribery and corruption have been the focal points for both the Mexico and Uruguayan “offers”.

South America is known historically for its involvement in the production and dealing of drugs such as cocaine, and the opportunity that this presented for the restaurant chain was seemingly too good to pass up.

“No, not that kind of coke — we’re a family restaurant,” the advert reads.

“We will, however, give all Uruguayan players and their fans a free can of Coca-Cola with any Nando’s meal purchased, if they lose to Bafana Bafana.

“It’s the least we can do to keep our visitors in high spirits,” the advert adds.

Those with a valid Uruguayan passport or other forms of identification can visit any Nando’s outlet in the country between 2 pm and 5 pm tomorrow to claim a free can of coke with their meal.

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