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Football: Nike 'very concerned' about rape accusation against Brazilian soccer star Neymar

News Summed Up 2019-06-06 05:30:00

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Nike Inc is "very concerned" about a rape accusation against Brazilian soccer star Neymar, the world's largest sportswear maker said on Thursday, raising questions about its sponsorship of one of the sport's most famous players. The woman appeared on Brazilian TV on Wednesday and said Neymar raped her in a Paris hotel. Mastercard Inc also cancelled a planned ad campaign featuring the star of the Brazilian national team and French club Paris Saint-Germain, Brazilian media reported on Thursday. "I was a victim of rape," she said in her first on-camera interview since her accusation became public. Some of Neymar's teammates have come out in support of him, but national team coach Tite declined to pass judgement on the matter.