Popular chicken chain are the latest to drop their sponsorship…
Fast food firm Nandos have severed their ties with Oldham Athletic due to the clubs links with a move for convicted rapist Ched Evans, reports the Telegraph.
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The restaurant chain used to sponsor the awarding of prizes to fans on match days but announced on Twitter that they will end their association with the League One club.
RE Oldham signing: we'd have liked to continue our involvement with fan prizes at matches but feel we can no longer continue our association
— Nando's (@NandosUK) January 7, 2015
They did not explicitly mention the controversy around signing the former Sheffield United striker, but it is likely that it played a major part in their decision.
The chicken specialists are not the first company to cut their ties with club, with local firm Verlin Rainwater Solutions recently ending their deal with the Latics.
Ultimately Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley could have final say on whether the transfer goes ahead. If his business Sports Direct were to threaten to withdraw their £1 million sponsorship, then Oldham would surely have to stop any move for the 26-year-old.