New Delhi: British bad boy and star cricket all-rounder Ben Stokes seems to have fallen from the stars and how. Following his arrest outside a nightclub, he has been dropped by a major sponsor New Balance who are a sportswear biggie. Also there is another video which emerged which put Stokes in a fresh row as he could be seen mimicking the disabled son of British TV personality and model Katie Price.
American firm New Balance said it “does not condone” behaviour by Stokes, who is also believed to be the subject of a damning video showing a man throwing multiple punches outside the Bristol nightspot.
“New Balance does not condone behaviour by our global athletes that does not match our brand culture and values, and therefore we have ended our relationship with Ben Stokes, effective October 11, 2017,” the company said, in a statement which was widely reported by British media.
Separately, the embattled Stokes posted an apology on Twitter after his mocking impersonation of a TV appearance by 15-year-old Harvey Price, who suffers from a genetic disorder, drew strong condemnation. “I should never have done this and I am so sorry,” Stokes wrote. “It was absolutely not my intention to offend Harvey, Katie or anybody else… I do hope I can put this right.” (With PTI inputs)