Manchester United released a statement on August 21, announcing that Mason Greenwood would never play for the club again.
Manchester United have cut off ties with Mason Greenwood, with the forward set to leave the Theatre of Dreams after months of internal investigations concluded that he did not commit the charges he was accused of.
Greenwood was arrested on suspicion of attempted rape, coercive behaviour, and assault in 2022. United immediately suspended the teenager. However, a year later, earlier this year, the Crown Prosecution Services dropped all the charges against him.
On Monday afternoon, Manchester United released a statement announcing that Greenwood would leave the club. Soon after that, the forward himself spoke on the decision, claiming his innocence. United CEO Richard Arnold also wrote a letter to the fans regarding the same issue.
Natalie Curtis, a domestic abuse survivor, spoke to The Independent via Women’s Aid and opined that the club should not enjoy any monetary benefit from this saga.
“It seems wrong that anyone should profit from the Mason Greenwood situation, which has been horrific for survivors,” she said. “If anything, if there is a transfer fee, it should be donated to a domestic abuse charity such as Women’s Aid.”
Former UK member of Parliament, Gerry Sutcliffe, who earlier served as the minister of Sports and Tourism in the past, also expressed his opinion on the same.
“I think it is the right club decision on Greenwood,” he said of United’s announcement on Monday. “I have some sympathy for Greenwood as a former prisons minister who believes in rehabilitation. The club is likely to have a buy-back clause or add-ons if he can recover his form – so yes, any initial fee should go to domestic violence charities.”
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