Ronaldo rape case: Nike and EA express deep concern

Ronaldo firmly denies the accusations being issued against him.

Ronaldo rape case: Nike and EA express deep concern

Nike has said it is “deeply concerned” by rape allegations against footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. The US sportswear giant – which has a contract worth a reported $1bn with Ronaldo – said it would “continue to closely monitor the situation”, the Associated Press reports.

EA Sports, which also has a contract with Ronaldo, made similar comments. Ronaldo, 33, earlier “firmly” denied assaulting Kathryn Mayorga at a Las Vegas hotel in 2009. Ms Mayorga, the 34-year-old former US teacher, was inspired to speak out by the #MeToo movement, her lawyer said.

What did Nike and EA Sports say?
In a statement, Nike said: “We are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and will continue to closely monitor the situation.”

Meanwhile, EA Sports told the AP: “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.”

In a separate development, Juventus – the Italian club Ronaldo joined from Real Madrid for £99.2m in July – came out in defence of its player.

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