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Fifa: video game publisher Electronic Arts ends its collaboration with Pierre Ménès, accused of sexual assault

“EA will not integrate the comments of Pierre Ménès in Fifa 22, nor in the later versions of the game”, indicated Thursday the American editor.

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Electronic Arts (EA), publisher of the football simulation game Fifa, announced on Thursday, March 25 that it was terminating “at once” to his collaboration with Pierre Ménès. The Canal + columnist, accused of sexual assault, was one of the star commentators of the video game. The encrypted channel was accused Monday of having censored a documentary on sexism in sports journalism to protect Pierre Ménès. Sections implicating him were cut from the final version of the documentary I’m not a slut, I’m a journalist.

“It is very important for us that the behavior of our athletes and our partners is in line with the values ​​of EA Sports Fifa. Following the actions of Pierre Ménès, we immediately put an end to our relationship with him. EA n ” therefore not integrate the comments of Pierre Ménès in Fifa 22, nor in later versions of the game“, indicated the American editor on one of its Twitter accounts. The day before, EA had indicated that it was examining the follow-up to be given to its collaboration with the columnist.

On the other hand, with regard to the previous versions of the game, the publisher indicates to be sensitive “to the inconvenience that the withdrawal of his comments could cause”. It specifies to the players who “no longer wish to hear the comments of Pierre Ménès” that they have “the ability to update their settings in the game and select another language among many choices”.

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