Mason Greenwood, Manchester United striker, is no longer available in any of FIFA 22’s offline modes, according to EA Sports ‘ decision to remove the 20-year-old from the popular football simulation game.
Mason Greenwood, Manchester United striker, has been removed from FIFA 22 with immediate effect by EA Sports.
Following claims regarding the Manchester United and England star, Greater Manchester Police issued a statement on Sunday announcing that a man had been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault.
Greater Manchester Police verified an arrest and issued the following statement:
“An investigation was launched and following enquiries we can confirm a man in his 20s has since been arrested on suspicion of rape and assault.
“He remains in custody for questioning. The investigation is still ongoing.”
United suspended Greenwood after the claims, saying he will not play or train “until further notice.”
They added: “We will not make any further comment until the facts have been established. Manchester United does not tolerate any form of violence.”
EA Sports released a database update for FIFA 22 on all platforms, including PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, on February 1, 2022, which immediately deleted Greenwood from all offline modes in the game.
The 20-year-FIFA old’s 22 Ultimate Team item, however, is still available for purchase and trade in the FUT 22 internal transfer market system.
“We are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and will continue to closely monitor the situation.”
Greater Manchester Police stated on Monday that detectives working on the case had been given more time to question Greenwood about the claims.
Greater Manchester Police issued the following statement: “Detectives have been given more time to speak with a man in his twenties who is being held on suspicion of rape and sexual assault.”
“The suspect was arrested yesterday (Sunday 30 January) afternoon and remains in custody.
“Enquiries are ongoing and the victim is being offered specialist support.”
“If you’re a victim of domestic abuse, or are concerned about someone you know, please use our online reporting facility or use our LiveChat facility on our website, or call 101. Always contact 999 if there is an ongoing emergency or if someone’s life is in danger.
“Some victims may be hesitant to talk with the police or may want assistance in coming forward and filing a report. Victims’ Services in Greater Manchester can provide independent emotional and practical support to anyone who has been a victim of crime.
“Visit the website at https://www.gmvictims.org.uk/ or call 0161 200 1950 to contact the service.”