Rape Allegation: Cristiano Ronaldo Taken Off FIFA 19 Social Media By EA Sports
Cristiano Ronaldo has been removed from the FIFA 19 social media promos by EA Sports in the wake of his rape allegations.
Ronaldo, 33, is the face of the firm’s FIFA 19 computer game, in what is understood to be a multi-million-pound deal.
EA Sports said it had not deleted images of the player, although this ‘may have been mistakenly taken as action on our part’ during updates to its website.
It came after the company released a statement saying: ‘We have seen the concerning report that details allegations against Cristiano Ronaldo.
‘We are closely monitoring the situation, as we expect cover athletes and ambassadors to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with EA’s values.’
Meanwhile, shares in the player’s current club, Turin-based Juventus, plummeted by 10 per cent yesterday – equivalent to £114.5million.