Change.org Petition Calling for Stuart Baxter's Firing Gets Reaction From Kaizer Chiefs, Provokes Social Media
- The Change.org petition created by a fan demanding for the firing of Kaizer Chiefs coach Stuart Baxter has hit a raw nerve
- The petition provoked strong emotions in Kaizer Chiefs fans, but more remarkably, got the attention of the club and its response
- One official said the demands would be heeded and the necessary changes made, while another stated the club would not act on a matter of personal opinion
The online petition to have coach Stuart Baxter fired by struggling Kaizer Chiefs appears to be gaining traction.
Fed up Chiefs fan Senzo Sambo took matters into his own hands with possible solutions to the coaching situation at his beloved club. He went onto renowned petitioning website Change.org to set up one demanding for the sacking of the Englishman.
Sambo believed that sacking the Englishman would be to the benefit of the majority of the club's supporters. He is hoping to reach 7 500 signatories, with almost 7 000 having been acquired at the time of publication.
Sambo added in the petition:
"As Kaizer Chiefs supporters we are tired. Our health is being affected. We love Kaizer Chiefs and it hurts seeing us in this state. We really need to start playing football with the hope of dominating games.
"Hopefully the management gets hold of this petition and considers all the solutions brought by supporters on this petition. We also hope to get a reply from the club."
Astonishingly, IOL reported that the petition was acknowledged by Chiefs' marketing director Jessica Motaung. The report went on to state that the club sent out an official response, saying that it will "heed to the grievances and make the necessary changes".
The publication also contacted the club's media officer Vina Maphosa, who responded:
"No comment, Leader! A petition is written by a person who's making a personal concern. So there'll be no comments on that."
Sports Brief readers made their feelings known strongly about the petition and whether it would work or not.
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As reported on Sports Brief, Chiefs remain winless this year, and goalless, drawing with Cape Town City and getting knocked out of the Nedbank Cup by TS Galaxy.
The Amakhosi are third in the DStv Premiership, one point behind Orlando Pirates but a massive 19 points behind Mamelodi Sundowns.