Nike to stand by Rooney

06 September 2010 10:23
Wayne Rooney's sponsors Nike have confirmed they will stick with the Manchester United striker despite allegations about his private life.[LNB] Rooney's lucrative deals with Nike, EA Sports and Coca-Cola have helped boost his personal fortune to £35million, according to the Sunday Times Rich List.[LNB]A spokesman for Nike said: "We have worked with Wayne for seven years and he continues to be a Nike athlete.[LNB]"This is a private matter for Wayne and his family and we have no further comment to make at this time."[LNB]Nike also stood by golfer Tiger Woods as the world number one admitted a string of affairs which led to the breakdown of his marriage.[LNB]Coca-Cola declined to comment on their own business relationship with Rooney, with a spokesman for the company saying: "This is a private matter for Wayne and his family."

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