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MasterCard Suspends Ad Campaign Starring Neymar Amid Rape Allegations

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Simply days earlier than the Copa America kicks off in Brazil, an area mannequin claimed that Paris Saint-Germain star, Neymar, sexually assaulted her within the French capital final 12 months. The footballer, who’s the world’s most costly participant, has vehemently refuted the allegations, saying that he’s a sufferer of an extortion try.

The worldwide cost big MasterCard has determined that it’ll droop its advertising and marketing marketing campaign with Neymar, presently embroiled in a rape scandal, the Brazilian media report. The soccer famous person, who’s MasterCard’s ambassador, was supposed to advertise the corporate through the upcoming Copa America, set to begin on 15 June.

“We have a series of marketing campaigns planned to be linked together during the Copa America but we have made the decision to suspend all of them, including Neymar as our brand ambassador, until the issue is resolved”, the company’s statement reads

Meanwhile, Neymar’s other sponsors, such as McDonald’s, Gillette, and Brazilian airline Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes SA, have also reportedly distanced themselves from the football star pending the probe’s outcome.

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