Football: Man Utd striker Greenwood dropped by Nike in wake of arrest

Reuters

Posted at Feb 08 2022 10:48 AM

Manchester United's Mason Greenwood. Phil Noble, Reuters.
Manchester United's Mason Greenwood. Phil Noble, Reuters.

Manchester United's Mason Greenwood is no longer being sponsored by Nike, the sportswear giant said on Monday, after the forward was arrested on suspicion of rape and assault of a woman.

The player was later also arrested on suspicion of sexual assault and making threats to kill.

Greenwood, 20, was released on bail last week pending further investigations but he remains suspended by the Premier League club until further notice.

Nike said last week they had suspended their relationship with Greenwood as they were concerned by the allegations.

They have now dropped the player altogether.

"Mason Greenwood is no longer a Nike athlete," Nike said in a statement.

The allegations against Greenwood - including video, photographs and a voice note - were posted on Instagram and later deleted. He was first arrested on Jan. 30 and placed in police custody before being released on Feb. 2. 

(Reporting by Rohith Nair in Bengaluru; Editing by Hugh Lawson)