Mason Greenwood, a striker for Manchester United, was detained by police on suspicion of violating the terms of his release.
The 21-year-old was first detained in January on rape and assault suspicions after pictures and videos were uploaded online. The following month, he was detained again on accusations of making murder threats and sexual assault.
On Saturday morning, Greenwood was again taken into custody at his Greater Manchester residence.
Greater Manchester Police announced in a statement that an arrest had been made on Saturday, October 15, 2022 and that they were aware of an accusation that a 21-year-old male had violated the terms of his release. The statement did not include the suspect’s name, but it did provide the address.
Greenwood’s first bail was supposed to run out in April, but after a court hearing, it was extended in June.
No other information will be published until the person was either charged or freed with no further action taken, a spokeswoman subsequently confirmed.
Following his arrest, Greenwood lost his sponsorship from Nike, and EA Sports, the publisher of FIFA 22, also dismissed him. He was left out of the most recent FIFA 23 release.
2019 saw Greenwood make his United debut after completing the club’s academy. A year later, he made his one and only appearance for the England national team.
For the Red Devils, Greenwood has made 129 appearances and 35 goals. In 2021, he agreed to a new four-year deal that included a one-year option to extend it.
On January 22, he made his final United debut in a 1-0 victory over West Ham United.
Following Greenwood’s initial detention, United issued a statement endorsing “violence of any type.”
In what looks to be the player’s first public appearance since his detention on rape accusations, he was approached by a fan.
Early in February, Mason was detained when an 18-year-old woman claimed to have been attacked in content uploaded on Instagram.
He was subsequently detained again on charges of making death threats and sexual assault, but he was soon freed on bail.
According to recent sources, Greenwood will learn in the coming days if he will be charged.
However, video shows the 20-year-old being ridiculed by a fan in the open.
After the person yelled “quarantine” and “sh*y ae,” the England international, who was sporting black shorts, a white palms angels t-shirt, and a snapback, became obviously agitated.
Greenwood was on his phone in the brief video that has gone viral on Tik Tok and other social media sites, but he turned around to urge the man to stop filming and leave him alone.