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    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45753889

    Now apart from his undoubted skill I am no fan of Ronaldo, like most footballers he cheats, he is a cry baby over nothing, and he earns FAR too much money. He is the epitomy of all that is wrong with the beautiful game in many ways.

    But WhyTF do his sponsors put out a press statement? The man is proven guilty of nothing, he may well be proven innocent, his accuser could be a serial liar. Facts are what counts in these circumstances, not mealy mouthed marketing led apologies. If he is proven guilty then cancel his contract with immediate effect, if found innocent but the sponsor feels tainted then do not renew the contract. But in the meantime Nike should shut the xxxx up, the fact you pay him so much should be embarrassing enough for your shareholders.
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      The thing is, now this alleged allegation is in the public domain, it's not going to help either party.
      If true the guys finished.
      If false, the guys character is tainted.
      Absolutely. You don't come back from a rape accusation as a guy (female privilege means they don't have to worry about such trivialities).

      The problem as well is that he gave her money in the first place. You don't do that for no reason.

      On the plus side for the CR7 crew, he's a rich white guy. They'll have to find a lot of evidence for him to be convicted.
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      Absolutely. You don't come back from a rape accusation as a guy (female privilege means they don't have to worry about such trivialities).

      The problem as well is that he gave her money in the first place. You don't do that for no reason.

      On the plus side for the CR7 crew, he's a rich white guy. They'll have to find a lot of evidence for him to be convicted.
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      If they pay this amount of money they must expect his name to generate a significantly higher amount in profits
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      https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45753889

      Now apart from his undoubted skill I am no fan of Ronaldo, like most footballers he cheats, he is a cry baby over nothing, and he earns FAR too much money. He is the epitomy of all that is wrong with the beautiful game in many ways.

      But WhyTF do his sponsors put out a press statement? The man is proven guilty of nothing, he may well be proven innocent, his accuser could be a serial liar. Facts are what counts in these circumstances, not mealy mouthed marketing led apologies. If he is proven guilty then cancel his contract with immediate effect, if found innocent but the sponsor feels tainted then do not renew the contract. But in the meantime Nike should shut the xxxx up, the fact you pay him so much should be embarrassing enough for your shareholders.
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      According to the BBC report when she first reported the incident in 2009 she did not provide police with the location or a suspect description. Does that mean she did not know who it was or where the incident took place ?

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      https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45753889

      Now apart from his undoubted skill I am no fan of Ronaldo, like most footballers he cheats, he is a cry baby over nothing, and he earns FAR too much money. He is the epitomy of all that is wrong with the beautiful game in many ways.

      But WhyTF do his sponsors put out a press statement? The man is proven guilty of nothing, he may well be proven innocent, his accuser could be a serial liar. Facts are what counts in these circumstances, not mealy mouthed marketing led apologies. If he is proven guilty then cancel his contract with immediate effect, if found innocent but the sponsor feels tainted then do not renew the contract. But in the meantime Nike should shut the xxxx up, the fact you pay him so much should be embarrassing enough for your shareholders.
      That was my initial thought. However Nike have been stung a few times in recent years when athletes they endorse have done something bad, and they have appeared to be slow to react. By doing this, they are hoping to protect themselves whatever the outcome.
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      According to the BBC report when she first reported the incident in 2009 she did not provide police with the location or a suspect description. Does that mean she did not know who it was or where the incident took place ?

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45753889
      What she knew was enough for a large sum of money to be paid to her. Allegedly.
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      According to the BBC report when she first reported the incident in 2009 she did not provide police with the location or a suspect description. Does that mean she did not know who it was or where the incident took place ?

      https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45753889
      If you Google 'Der Spiegel Ronaldo' you'll be offered up a primary link to a pretty comprehensive in-depth lengthy article by half a dozen journalists and quoting names, dates and places. Which may or may not be Fake News. Obviously.
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