Mason Greenwood was arrested on Sunday with suspicion of rape and assault, following posts shared on social media by his girlfriend Harriet Robson. In the images, a series of photographs of her beaten body were posted to her Instagram story, while an audio clip was also shared.
A statement from Greater Manchester Police was shared on Sunday evening, confirming that the Manchester United forward had been taken into custody as the police investigate the matter.
“Greater Manchester Police was made aware earlier today (Sunday 30 January) of online social media images and videos posted by a woman reporting incidents of physical violence,” the statement, which didn’t name Greenwood specifically, started.
“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. Enquiries are ongoing.”
Manchester United’s statement on Mason Greenwood
Manchester United also released a statement, explaining that he had been excluded from all first-team squad activities. This statement was released before the confirmation of his arrest by the local police force.
“Mason Greenwood will not return to training or play matches until further notice,” the club said on the matter.
Sponsor’s statement on Mason Greenwood
Greenwood’s sponsors Nike have suspended their relationship with the forward after stating they were “deeply concerned” by the allegations against him.
United’s partners Cadbury also released a statement which read: “Cadbury does not condone violence in any form. Our Partnership is with the club itself and not the individual players.”
“However, while these allegations are being investigated, any marketing or products we create with Manchester United will not feature this player.”
The forward has also been suspended from FIFA 22 by producers EA Sports.