Jon Gruden disappears from Madden NFL 22. He does so after EA Sports has taken action on the matter, as numerous recently came to light homophobic, misogynistic and racist emails, which he sent between 2011 and 2018. The Las Vegas Raiders coach has announced his resignation and has apologized to the players, team staff and fans, as published by Diario AS.
“EA Sports is committed to taking action to maintain the culture of inclusion and equality. Given the circumstances surrounding Jin Gruden’s resignation, we have decided to remove it from Madden NFL 22. We will replace it with a generic modeling through an update in the coming weeks, “they report.
Insults and bad words against different people and groups
As revealed by The Wall Street Journal, Gruden insulted DeMaurice Smith, head of the league’s players union. He said of him that “It has lips the size of tires”. In other emails published by The New York Times it is revealed that he called NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell a “fag” when he wanted to reduce blows to the head of the players. At the same time, he also criticized players who kneel when the United States anthem is played in protest of racism.
“He resigned my position as head coach of the Las Vegas Raiders, ”Gruden said in a statement. “I love the Raiders and I don’t want to be a distraction. Thanks to all the players, coaches, people and fans of the team. Sorry, I never wanted to hurt anyone. ” These words have appeared on the team’s official Twitter channel.
It is not the first time that Electronic Arts eliminates an athlete from their video games. Recently, in FIFA 22, the North American company made the decision to get rid of Benjamin Mendy, a Manchester City player currently in jail and awaiting trial for alleged cases of rape.
Source | EA