‘Love-rat’ Rooney hangs on to his multi-million pound sponsorship dealsSeptember 10th, 2010 - 1:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 10 (ANI): Wayne Rooney’s philandering will not affect his multi-million pound sponsorship deals, despite growing public outrage, it has emerged.
The England player’s four main sponsors said his reported use of prostitutes while his wife Coleen was pregnant was a ‘private matter’ and they would not drop him.
Rooney earns more than 2.5 million pounds a year from his four key sponsors - publisher Harper Collins, sports firm Nike, computer games manufacturer EA Sports and drinks company Coca-Cola.
Parents’ groups called for them to end the footballer’s lucrative contracts because as a role model he has set an ‘appalling’ example to children.
And marketing experts warned that Rooney had offended the ‘moral fibre’ of the population.
Thousands of people have joined Facebook groups condemning Rooney and bookies are offering odds on which sponsor will drop him first.
However, publicist Max Clifford does not believe Rooney’s sponsors will desert him.
“Will it stop people buying Coca-Cola? No. Will it stop parents buying Nike for their children? No,” the Daily Mail quoted him as saying. (ANI)
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