Mason Greenwood remains in police custody after the Manchester United and England football team were arrested on suspicion of raping and assaulting a woman on Sunday afternoon.
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Manchester United defender Victor Lindelof has canceled Mason Greenwood on Instagram following the attacker’s arrest on Sunday afternoon.
Greenwood, 20, has been arrested on suspicion of raping and assaulting a woman.
Lindelof previously followed the England international on the podium but appears to have unfollowed his teammate since his arrest.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford do not follow Greenwood on Instagram, although there is no evidence to suggest they have unfollowed him since the allegations.
As of Tuesday morning, Harry Maguire, Raphael Varane, Luke Shaw, Bruno Fernandez, Jadon Sancho and others still follow Greenwood on the social media platform.
United have confirmed that Greenwood will not be available for selection or will be allowed to train with his teammates until further notice, although they have not suspended him.
“We will not make any further comment until the facts are confirmed,” a club statement said. Manchester United does not condone violence of any kind.
As of Tuesday morning, Greenwood remains in custody after Greater Manchester Police (GMP) were given additional questioning time due to the gravity of the allegations.
“Investigators were given additional time to speak to a man in his twenties who is being held on suspicion of rape and assault on a woman,” a statement from the GMP said.
He added, “The suspect was arrested yesterday afternoon (Sunday, January 30) and is still under arrest, and investigations are ongoing, and specialized support is being provided to the victim.”
“If you are a victim of domestic violence, or are concerned about someone you know, please use the online reporting facility or use the LiveChat facility on our website, or call 101.
“In the event of an ongoing emergency or life in danger, always call 999.
“Some victims may not feel comfortable talking to the police, or they may feel they need support to come forward and file a report.
“Greater Manchester Victims Services can provide independent emotional and practical support to anyone affected by crime.
You can contact the service by visiting https://www.gmvictims.org.uk/ or calling 0161200 1950.
A number of sponsors have distanced themselves from Greenwood pending investigation, with EA Sports removing it from FIFA 22 with immediate effect.
Meanwhile, Nike suspended its relationship with the football player.
“We are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and will continue to monitor the situation closely,” a Sponsor’s spokesperson said.
Cadbury, one of United’s official sponsors, issued a statement condemning the allegations and distancing itself from Greenwood.
The company emphasized that “Cadbury does not condone violence in any way.” “Our partnership is with the club itself, not with individual players.
“However, while these allegations are investigated, any marketing or products we create with Manchester United will not feature this player.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely.”
* If you are experiencing domestic violence, you can seek help and support by calling the Refugee Center on their 24-hour hotline on 0808 2000247 or visit nationaldahelpline.org.uk