Just be glad you didn’t use the knife Charly or wouldn’t just be the Nike sponsorship you lost! I’m sure O’Neill won’t drop you though and I won’t mention why that is here lol…
VIA – THE DRUM UK
Surfing champ Charly Martin loses Nike sponsorship over knife charge
Sportswear brand Nike have pulled out of a major sponsorship deal with surfing champion Charly Martin after he was caught in possession of a knife.
Martin, who is currently ranked as the third best surfer in the world, was fined £500 in Wick after he was stopped carrying a 4.5 inch cutlery knife.
Following the affair a Nike spokeswoman said: “Nike has ended its sponsorship of Charles Martin as a result of his recent conviction. We have no further comment.”
The star had set himself a goal of attaining “more maturity for myself and my surfing” during the 2010 season.
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