KONAMI drops Greenwood
Konami Drops Mason Greenwood. Another sponsor released an official statement dropping Greenwood from their game. Konami is responsible for the PES series of football games and its new eFootball game. The release is currently set for spring 2022.
Konami released a statement. “In light of the serious allegations made against Mason Greenwood, the player will be removed from our football titles until further notice. Specifically for PES 2021 on mobile, users cannot newly obtain the player, but existing owners are unaffected. Konami condemns violence of any kind. While police inquiries are ongoing it would be inappropriate to comment further.”
FIFA 22 has previously released a statement saying “Mason Greenwood has been removed from active squads in FIFA 22 and has also been suspended from appearing in FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) packs and Ultimate Draft.”
Nike previously suspended Mason Greenwood’s contract. They recently released a statement ending their sponsorship for good. Nike spokesperson said, “Mason Greenwood is no longer a Nike athlete”.
Rifts within the Manchester United team have also been reported recently. Cristiano Ronaldo, Edinson Cavani, and Victor Lindelof unfollowed him on Instagram.
United’s shirt sponsor TeamViewer said they are “closely monitoring developments”.
DHL also issued a statement, saying: “We are aware of the recent allegations against Mason Greenwood. While we do not tolerate any kind of violence, we will not be commenting on the situation while the investigation is ongoing. Our partnership with Manchester United encompasses the team, the club and the global brand, and not one specific individual”.
Sponsors continue to drop out of contracts with Mason Greenwood following his arrest on suspicion of abuse. Konami dropping Mason Greenwood is only the latest on the string of cancellations he has received.
The 18-year-old high school victim recently released a statement thanking everyone for the support. She also said there will be no further comment until investigations are ongoing.