Mason Greenwood, Manchester United forward has been expelled from FIFA 22 immediately. EA Sports has issued an official statement regarding his removal.
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EA Sports issued a statement following the exclusion of Mason Greenwood (FIFA 22)
Mirror Football reported today that EA Sports released a FIFA 22 database update on all platforms including Xbox and PC. This updated removed Greenwood immediately from all offline modes.
EA Sports has issued a statement now confirming Greenwood’s exit from offline modes. The forward’s FIFA 22 Ultimate Team item was also removed from packs.
“Mason Greenwood has been removed from active squads in FIFA 22 and has also been suspended from appearing in FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) packs and Ultimate Draft,”Mirror Football was informed by an EA Sports spokesperson.
This is after Greater Manchester Police released a statement Sunday affirming that a man was arrested for rape and assault in relation to allegations against the England and Manchester footballer.
“An investigation was launched and following enquiries we can confirm a man in his 20s has since been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault,”Greater Manchester Police confirmed.
“He remains in custody for questioning. Enquiries are ongoing.”
United has suspended Greenwood following the allegations. They claim that the star will no longer play or train. “until further notice.”
They added: “We will not make any further comment until the facts have been established. Manchester United does not condone violence of any kind.”
EA Sports published a database update for FIFA 22 Tuesday, February 1, 2022 on all platforms including Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. This updated removed Greenwood immediately from all offline modes of the game.
Following Greenwood’s arrest Nike also announced that they had suspended their relations with Greenwood. Nike released the following statement to BBC: “We have suspended our relationship with Mason Greenwood.
“We are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and will continue to closely monitor the situation.”
Monday’s announcement by Greater Manchester Police stated that detectives involved in investigating the case had been granted extra time to interview Greenwood because of the allegations.
The complete statement of Greater Manchester Police can be found here: “Detectives have been granted additional time to speak to a man in his 20s who is being held on suspicion of rape and assault of a woman.
“Yesterday afternoon, the suspect was taken into custody.
“Enquiries are ongoing and the victim is being offered specialist support.
“You can report domestic abuse or concern about someone you know. If you are in an emergency, or if your life is in danger, dial 911.
“Some victims may not feel comfortable speaking with the police, or may feel they need support to come forward and make a report. Greater Manchester Victims’ Services can provide independent emotional and practical support for anyone affected by crime.
“You can contact the service by visiting the website on https://www.gmvictims.org.uk/ or calling 0161 200 1950.”
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