Juventus striker and world superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is embroiled in a scandal, and has reached the point where some of its main sponsors have been forced to leave and comment. Along with sportswear giant Nike, publisher EA Sports has said it is “closely monitoring the situation” after accusations of rape against the footballer emerged. Ronaldo is the face of the recently launched FIFA 19, which appears on the cover of the game and in commercials.
The Portuguese striker was accused of raping an American professor in 2009. In writing on social networks, the former Manchester United and Real Madrid denied the allegations, claiming that his conscience will allow you to “wait calmly the results of all research”. “His current club Juventus has spoken out in defense of the player, honoring his” great professionalism and dedication. “Of course, he has an investment of £ 100 million to protect.
In response to the media frenzy, EA Sports issued the following statement: “We have seen the report concerning detailing the accusations against Cristiano Ronaldo. We are monitoring the situation closely, as we expect the athletes and ambassadors of the coverage to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with EA values. “