United forward Mason Greenwood’s backlash continues as Man United stars unfollow him, Nike suspends deal with fans starts returning shirts.
Mason Greenwood, an England international, is facing a multi-pronged attack after being detained on rape charges over the weekend.
Greenwood was arrested on rape and sexual assault allegations on Sunday after a woman shared a series of photos and videos on social media indicating physical abuse.
He remains in custody as the Greater Manchester Police investigate the case.
The backlash has varied from irate Manchester United fans coming on the club’s megastore to return shirts carrying his name to Nike terminating its sponsorship contract with the Bradford-born striker.
Several of his Old Trafford teammates have unfollowed him on social media, including Cristiano Ronaldo.
Goalkeeper David de Gea, French World Cup winner Paul Pogba, and England teammate Marcus Rashford are among others who have reportedly cut relations with him on Instagram.
Manchester United has also removed all products featuring Mason Greenwood’s name – including caps, shirts, and balls – from the club’s online shop.
The club’s web store has also removed Greenwood from its roster; a search for his name returns no results.
To make matters worse for United forward Mason Greenwood, Cadbury, one of United’s official partners, has said that he would no longer be featured on any of the company’s products – at least not while the case is being investigated.
The club’s shirt sponsor, TeamViewer, initially said that it was “closely monitoring developments” before declaring its support for the club and applauding United’s action against Greenwood, including his suspension.
“TeamViewer condemns any form of violent behavior. We are in close contact with our partner Manchester United, appreciate their immediate actions and support their measures. We trust the authorities will provide clarity in this matter,” the company said in a statement.