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07th Feb 2022

Mason Greenwood: Nike confirm they will no longer sponsor accused footballer

Callum Boyle

Greenwood has already been removed from a number of video games

Nike has confirmed that they will no longer sponsor Mason Greenwood following his arrest on sexual assault charges.

Greenwood was arrested at the end of last month on suspicion of rape and sexual assault of a young woman before being released on bail on February 2.

Greater Manchester Police confirmed that a 20-year-old man had been released “pending further investigation”.

Nike released a short statement via The Athletic on Monday stating that they had terminated their sponsorship of the Manchester United forward.

It read: “Mason Greenwood is no longer a Nike athlete.”

Greenwood had already been removed from video games including FIFA 22, eFootball, and PES. United has also offered supporters who had purchased a shirt with the forward’s name and number printed on the back, the chance to exchange it for another, free of charge.

Last week United reiterated their stance that Greenwood would not be selected to play, nor be allowed to train while the police investigation continues.

They said: “Manchester United reiterates its strong condemnation of violence of any kind. As previously communicated, Mason Greenwood will not train with, or play for, the club until further notice.”

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