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Soccer-Nike suspends relationship with Greenwood amid assault allegations

By January 31, 2022Sports games

Nike has suspended its relationship with Manchester United’s Mason Greenwood, the sportswear giant said on Monday after accusations surfaced online that the 20-year-old striker assaulted a woman. United said on Sunday they were “aware of the images and allegations circulating on social media” and later confirmed Greenwood would not return arrest-man-hours-after-manchester-utd-suspend-greenwood-2022-01-30 to train or play for the club at Old Trafford until further notice.

“We have suspended our relationship with Mason Greenwood. We are deeply concerned about the disturbing allegations and will continue to monitor the situation closely,” a Nike spokesperson told Reuters. The allegations against Greenwood – including video, photographs and a voice note – were posted to Instagram on Sunday and later deleted.

Greater Manchester Police had said a man had been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault and was being held for questioning after pictures and videos were posted by a woman reporting incidents of physical abuse. On Monday, police said detectives were given “additional time to speak to a man in his 20s”.

“The suspect was arrested yesterday (Sunday January 30) afternoon and remains in custody,” police added.

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