It’s been more than a year since Manchester United player Mason Greenwood was arrested for rape and sexual assault. Greenwood was considered to be Manchester United’s next big thing after his string of wonderful performances for the club. However, Greenwood’s career took a drastic turn after he was accused of sexual assault by his ex-girlfriend. Recently, it has been reported that all charges have been dropped against him.
In January 2022, Mason Greenwood’s ex-girlfriend, Harriet Robson, posted a series of disturbing images and videos, in which she accused Greenwood of sexual assault. Soon after the images and videos went viral, Manchester United proceeded to temporarily suspend Greenwood from the club. The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) had charged Greenwood with rape and sexual assault. Greenwood was also arrested, but later let out on bail.
However, the CPS released a statement on February 2, 2023, saying that the charges against Mason Greenwood have been dropped. As per the BBC, a spokesperson said, “In this case, a combination of the withdrawal of key witnesses and new material that came to light meant there was no longer a realistic prospect of conviction. In these circumstances, we are under a duty to stop the case. ” Within a few hours, United also proceeded to release its own statement regarding Greenwood.
Manchester United statement on Mason Greenwood 🔴 #MUFC
“Manchester United notes the decision of the Crown Prosecution Service that all charges against Mason Greenwood have been dropped. The club will now conduct its own process before determining next steps”. pic.twitter.com/f0beFfIdE8
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) February 2, 2023
The statement reads, “Manchester United notes the decision of the Crown Prosecution Service that all charges against Mason Greenwood have been dropped. The club will now conduct its own process before determining next steps. We will not make any further comment until that process is complete. ” This news comes as great news not only for Mason Greenwood but also for the United fans.
Fans react to Manchester United’s Statement on Mason Greenwood
The news of the charges getting dropped against Mason Greenwood has sent the fans into a frenzy. As soon as Manchester United released its statement regarding Greenwood, the Internet has been flooded with the reactions of the fans.
Here’s a series of some Twitter reactions:
Mason gonna play for man United .. he’s a kid an still innocent haven’t proven guilty. Y’all can cry how you want !!!!
— MPHO WEST 🌬 (@PhoSky_Koetelii) February 2, 2023
He should be Back to first team for sure .. Ten hag has the ability to make him a proper player who focuses only on football, I’m sure of it
— Bassem Nabil (@Semsem_MU) February 2, 2023
C’mon who are you then, God? Judging person like Greenwood as you never living in sin? We, human, imperfect & full of sin. he must be feeling regret and aware of all his mistakes. just give him 2nd chance, & he will conquer this world. Mark my words!
— Bays (@AbisamiAbay) February 2, 2023
People are saying just terminate. They won’t just rip up his contract they’ll look for a way of mutual termination of his deal so as not to get sued for unfair dismissal. The club are handling this logically
— Calvin (@7_crogers) February 2, 2023
If Manchester United don’t want to accept Mason Greenwood back, they should at least allow him train with the first team so that he can school Antony on how to play the right wing row 🙏 #mufc
— 👑 TroubleXela 👑 (@Oluwadeco_) February 2, 2023
As per reports from Sky Sports, Mason Greenwood has also released a statement after the charges against him were dropped. The 21-year-old said, “I am relieved that this matter is now over and I would like to thank my family, loved ones, and friends for their support. There will be no further comment at this time.“
Greenwood will now be hoping to make his comeback to the club as soon as possible. With the charges against the England international officially dropped, there’s a high chance that the fans could see Greenwood making his return to Old Trafford soon.