Sponsors stick with Rooney

2010-09-07 10:01

London - England and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney has been backed by his sponsors after press allegations on Sunday that he had a relationship with a prostitute.

According to the SportBusiness website, Nike, Coca-Cola and EA Sports insisted the allegations were a "private matter".

"We have worked with Wayne for seven years and he continues to be a Nike athlete," a statement from Nike read.

"This is a private matter for Wayne and his family and we have no further comment to make at this time."

Nike also continued its relationship with golfer Tiger Woods after the media storm surrounding revelations about his private life surfaced earlier this year.?

"This is a private matter for Wayne Rooney and his family," said a Coca-Cola spokesperson.

EA Sports, which uses Rooney as the face of its FIFA computer game series, added: "This is a personal matter and we respect Wayne and his family's privacy. We have worked together for six years and Wayne continues to represent EA Sports."

Rooney is reported to earn in excess of £6 million every year in endorsements.


  • nic - 2010-09-07 10:29

    Good on Nike, Coca Cola and EA Sports! These guys like Rooney and Tiger are great sportsman and I am glad they are sensible enough to realise they are sponsoring for the sport side of things rather than a squeaky clean image that some sponsors expect these guys to portray. There lives are tough in some ways and noone is an angel ;)

  • Craig - 2010-09-07 11:23

    @ Nic. you're right. The 'moral majority' love to crucify a bloke for getting his end away as if it was a criminal offence. this is the 21st century after all

  • Rooney fan - 2010-09-07 11:30

    I support Rooney all the way, he is a brilliant player, so why should I judge his life? Geez people get a life... and leave Tiger!

  • Roger - 2010-09-07 12:13

    People must just leave him alone, his wife can walk if she wants to.

  • Sipho - 2010-09-07 12:25

    He should be stripped of his sponsorships, literally stripped in public and his manhood sliced off. Seriously, he is a pig. All sports people who engage in adultery should be shamed. They don't deserve to be icons. Bastard!

  • JSC - 2010-09-07 12:34

    What difference does it make in which century we live in. Does integrity and respect change with the centuries? He is the idol of many a youngster. Is this the role model we can allow for our our children to grow up with. Imagine your children doing something like this because it is ok since they learned it from their idol.

  • @Sipho - 2010-09-07 13:51

    Thanks for your useless input- Just remember that sponsors will never back down because they generate too much money from their brand ambassadors,although they might be affiliated to a person doesn’t mean that they encourage that persons act.

  • Russel Wolson - 2010-09-08 08:47

    Well it would seem that the fact that he has his eye on some other ball is the main reason for his goal scoring prowess having dried up of late.

  • AL @ Sipho - 2010-09-08 12:56

    Just look at our President!!!! Should he be stripped of the presidency??

  • Bizza - 2010-09-09 08:26

    Wow Wow Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i wonder if i shud slp or have a relationship with a prostitute will NIKE,EA SPORTS OR COCA COLA Sponsor me as well, how sad how hillariously sad man damn.

  • Bizza - 2010-09-09 08:30

    Wow Wow Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i wonder if i shud slp or have a relationship with a prostitute will NIKE,EA SPORTS OR COCA COLA Sponsor me as well, how sad how hillariously sad man damn.

  • SANTOSH - 2010-09-09 11:29


  • peter - 2010-11-08 12:31

    Hey bizza , ypou will never get a sponsor from any of these guys...why ? 'Cause you're rubbish on the pitch. Rooney is GRRRREat!! So do not make idiotic statements again , and stop being like a jelous little B!@ch!!

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