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Oakley end Oscar's contract

2013-02-19 11:48
Oscar Pistorius (File)
Cape Town - Eyewear manufacturers Oakley have suspended their contract with South African Paralympian Oscar Pistorius.

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In a statement issued on Tuesday, Oakley said: In light of the recent allegations, Oakley is suspending its contract with Oscar Pistorius, effective immediately. Our hearts are with the families during this difficult time and we'll continue to follow the developments in this tragic case.

Oakley's decision follows hot on the heels of Nike's confirmation on Monday that they have no plans to use Pistorius in future ad campaigns after the "Blade Runner" was charged with murder in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, on February 14.

Nike also removed their "Bullet in a chamber" ad from Pistorius' website.

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