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Oscar Pistorius sponsors awaiting results of police investigation

Date posted: February 14, 2013

 

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BT, a sponsor of South African Paralympic athlete Oscar Pistorius, will wait for the results of the South African police investigation before it comments further on its endorsement of the athlete, who is currently being investigated for the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Thursday morning.

“BT is shocked by this terrible, tragic news. We await the outcome of the South African police investigation, and until we know the outcome we would not be in a position to comment any further,” a statement by the company read.

Meanwhile the Mirror in the UK has published an image it says was removed from the official Oscar Pistorius website (the image was also published on 2Oceansvibe).  Featuring the Nike swoosh the screen grab shows images of Pistorius in motion and the line “I am the bullet in the chamber.”

The Mirror reports a Nike spokesperson as saying the company will not make a decision ons its relationship with Pistorius until it hears from wither Pistorius or his agent.

Oakley, Thierry Mugler and Ossur all also has commercial relationships with Pistorius.

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