The video game developer has chosen to remove Cristiano Ronaldo's image from their website following the rape accusations against the Juventus star.
EA Sports have removed the image of Ronaldo from their website and social media pages following the rape allegations that have surfaced earlier this week.
The cover stars of EA Sports' biggest video-games series -- FIFA, Madden, NHL, PGA Tour, NBA Live and UFC -- all feature on the website's homepage except Ronaldo. The video-game developer has recently removed his image from the FIFA banner, as well as from their social media channels.
EA and Nike statements
While it has not stated the reasons behind the website change, the company released a statement in response to the rape allegations on Wednesday, in which it said: "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."
EA is one of two Ronaldo sponsors to make a public statement about the case. On Thursday Nike said it was “deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations” against the football star. Ronaldo's life-time deal with the Nike is valued at an estimated one billion dollars.