FIFA 22 removes Mason Greenwood from game following Manchester United footballer's arrest

Mason Greenwood. Credit: PA Images

Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood has been removed from FIFA 22 following his arrest on suspicion of rape and assault.

The striker was removed from the offline game modes by creator EA Sports in its latest database update across on all platforms including Playstation, Xbox and PC, on 1 February.

It means Greenwood is no longer available in the game as part of the United squad.

In a statement EA Sports said: "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."

The removal follows the news that Nike have suspended their deal with Greenwood, while Red's sponsor TeamViewer have also condemned any form of 'violent behaviour' and say it 'fully supports measures taken' by the club.

In a statement, Manchester United said it "does not condone violence of any kind". Credit: PA

The 20-year-old Manchester United footballer remains in police custody after detectives were granted additional time to question the forward, who has been suspended from playing or training with the club.

A statement from Nike read: "We have suspended our relationship with Mason Greenwood. We are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and will continue to closely monitor the situation."

Greenwood has been suspended from the Manchester United squad until further notice.

In a statement the club said it is "aware of images and allegations circulating on social media” but that it would not comment “until the facts have been established".

It added: “Manchester United does not condone violence of any kind.”

Nike have suspended their deal with Mason Greenwood following his arrest on suspicion of rape and assault. Credit: PA Images

The team's main shirt sponsor TeamViewer has also added its voice to those condemning violent behaviour following the arrest.

It said: "We are in close contact with our partner Manchester United, appreciate their immediate actions and support them in the measures taken.

"We are closely monitoring the developments and trust that the authorities will provide clarity in this matter."

Greater Manchester Police said: "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."