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kicked off Mason Greenwood dropped from FIFA 22 game in wake of rape and assault accusations

Some of United's most high-profile players, including David de Gea, Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba have also appeared to unfollow Greenwood on Instagram

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Mason Greenwood

Mason Greenwood

Mason Greenwood has been removed from the popular computer game FIFA 22 in the wake of rape and assault accusations against the Manchester United striker. 

Mason no longer features in the popular computer game for offline modes after a database update for all platforms including Xbox, PlayStation and PC.

Some of United's most high-profile players, including David de Gea, Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba have also appeared to unfollow Greenwood on Instagram, despite following other squad members.

Greenwood (20) was arrested on suspicion of rape and assault on Sunday afternoon, following social media images and videos posted online by an 18-year-old student reporting assaults.

Greenwood has been held in custody since then and yesterday Greater Manchester Police (GMP), who have not named the player, said detectives have now been given more time to question the suspect.

The footballer, regarded as one of Manchester United’s rising young stars, was suspended from playing or training with the club until further notice, following the allegations.

The images and allegations were reportedly visible on the woman’s Instagram on Sunday morning.

The posts have since been deleted from the social media page.

GMP said in a statement: “Detectives have been granted additional time to speak to a man in his 20s who is being held on suspicion of rape and assault of a woman.

“Inquiries are ongoing and the victim is being offered specialist support.

“We remind people to avoid any commentary or sharing of images that could compromise the victim’s right to lifelong anonymity, or risk prejudicing a live investigation with active proceedings.”

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