Nike, Oakley Pull Sponsorship of Oscar Pistorius

February 18, 2013

Corporate sponsors of Olympic “blade runner” Oscar Pistorius have begun to distance themselves from the sprinter, who is accused of murdering his model girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Pistorius is back to court in South Africa Tuesday morning on murder charges.Oakley, the eyewear manufacturer, and the sporting goods giant Nike announced today that they would no longer run ads featuring Pistorius, the South African double-amputee who gained worldwide fame for running on carbon-fiber blades.

via Nike, Oakley Pull Sponsorship of Oscar Pistorius – ABC News.

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