After being accused of physical assault and sexual assault by his girlfriend, Manchester United striker Mason Greenwood was detained for questioning on Sunday, according to information from the Associated Press news agency. Earlier, model and digital influencer Harriet Robson posted on social media a video in which she appears with a bloody mouth and bruises all over her body, in addition to audio that presents as proof that the 20-year-old player tried to force her to have sex. sex with him.
Manchester Police issued a statement in which they said they had arrested a man in his 20s after having access to “images and videos posted on social media by a woman reporting incidents of physical violence”. The player’s name was not mentioned in the note.
In the video released in the stories of her account on Instagram, the athlete’s girlfriend appears crying, with the message: “For all those who want to know what Mason Greenwood really does to me”.
In the audio also released by Harriet, Greenwood would be arguing with the model while trying to force her to have sex. While the influencer says she doesn’t want to do the act, you can hear threats like: “Spread your legs. Shut up. I don’t care if you want to have sex with me. Push me one more time and you’ll see what happens.”.
MASON GREENWOOD WTF HAVE YOU DONE ??? pic.twitter.com/7lbYhgWQyT
— Finn🇮🇸 (@IcecoldMartial) January 30, 2022
Before the police report, Manchester United, a club where Mason Greenwood has played since the youth ranks, spoke about the case saying that it will wait for the facts to be investigated and that it does not tolerate violence. The club also informed that the athlete will not return to training or playing for the team until further notice. Mason’s contract with Manchester runs until 2024, with the possibility of extension until 2025.
“We are aware of the images and allegations circulating on social media. We will not comment further until the facts are ascertained. Manchester United does not tolerate violence of any kind,” the club said.
Nike, the athlete’s sponsor, also released a statement about the incident. “We are deeply concerned by the disturbing allegations and will continue to monitor the situation closely,” the sports company said.
The couple were even separated for a period in 2020 when the player was involved in a scandal during his first call-up to the England first team. Manchester United athlete and rival City midfielder Phil Folden invited two women to the hotel where the team was concentrated. The case occurred during a surge in cases of the Covid-19 pandemic. The duo was cut from the selection during that call-up.