Mason Greenwood, the 21-year-old Manchester United footballer who was charged with rape and assault, has now been arrested for breaching bail terms. The arrest happened from Greenwood’s home in Bowdon, Greater Manchester in the United Kingdom, BBC reported.
In January this year, Greenwood was arrested on suspicion of rape. Later, an assault charge was also made. He was also interrogated about threats to kill.
A spokesperson for the Greater Manchester police told the BBC that the police were “aware of an allegation regarding a 21-year-old man breaching his bail conditions and an arrest has been made on Saturday.”
Allegations against Greenwood surfaced on social media. A woman posted images and videos reporting physical violence.
Soon after, Manchester United announced that Greenwood would not be returning to training until further notice. The club said they “do not condone violence of any kind.” But they refused to make any further comment until “facts have been established.”
Nike, the popular sports products brand, released a statement saying: “We are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and will continue to closely monitor the situation.” The statement was first published by The Athletic.
Later, Nike formally concluded its relationship with Greenwood releasing a statement that said: “Mason Greenwood is no longer a Nike athlete.”
Mason Greenwood made his debut for Manchester United in March 2021. He went on to sign a four-year deal in February 2021 after rising through the ranks of the academy.
Greenwood was later released on bail. His bail was supposed to be expire in April, but was extended later.
At the time, a GMP spokesperson said no further updates will be issued until charges were brought against the player or the player was released facing no further action.
Electronic Arts, the sports gaming brand, has removed Mason Greenwood from active squads on its Fifa 22 game.