Electronic Arts has removed (probably temporarily) every reference and images related to Cristiano Ronaldo from the FIFA social profiles, replacing avatars and covers with the logo of the game and with graphics that quote the votes of the various reviews.
On Twitter and Facebook pages of Fifa, all the references to the Portuguese player have been missing from this season on Juventus. The player must defend himself against the accusation of molesting a woman in Las Vegas in 2009 after paying her for not revealing the incident.
Kathryn Mayorga (this is the name of the alleged victim) had reported the fact in June 2009 without mentioning the name of Ronaldo after accepting 260,000 euros from CR7, although this point has yet to be verified.
As reported by the Guardian, the woman’s new lawyer is attempting to cancel the privately signed agreement between the two parties, asserting that her client was not in the appropriate psychological condition to understand what was happening.
At the moment the accusations of both parties have yet to be proven and Cristiano Ronaldo has affirmed his total innocence. The footballer’s sponsors, including Nike and Electronic Arts, are evaluating the situation, a spokesperson for EA Sports, in particular, stated on the pages of Eurogamer that “We have seen the concerning report that details allegations against Cristiano Ronaldo. We are closely monitoring the situation, as we expect cover athletes and ambassadors to conduct themselves in a manner that is consistent with EA’s values.”