Sonny Bill Williams Sponsorship Deal In Jeopardy Due To Relationship With Muslim Clerics
Sonny Bill Williams sponsorship deal with BMW could be in jeopardy.
BMW is reviewing its ambassador deal with All Blacks and Auckland Blues centre Sonny Bill Williams due to his association with controversial Muslim clerics. The high-end car company received several complaints from community groups about the international’s relationship with Mufti Ismail Menk and Ebrahim Bham.
Zimbabwe born Menk, who lives in South Africa, is known for his anti-homosexual views, and was once recorded as saying: “With all due respect to the animals, [homosexuals] are worse than those animals”.
BMW New Zealand spokesman Paul Sherley revealed that WIlliams’ contract remains unchanged but the company is reviewing his role.
“We take on board all customer complaints and consider them very seriously,” Sherley told the New Zealand Herald.
“We’re looking at the best way we can utilise him in his capacity, as we do with each of our ambassadors.”
Latest posts by Jason Hennessy (see all)
- You Can Now Find Us At RugbyLAD.ie - November 15, 2017
- Disappointment For Jack Nowell As the World Cup Countdown Begins - November 13, 2017
- Wales Release New Alternate Kit With Massive Striking Difference To Home Kit - November 13, 2017