Surfing champ Charly Martin loses Nike sponsorship over knife charge

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.

For the full story go here:

http://thedrum.co.uk/news/2011/10/19/surfing-champ-loses-nike-sponsorship-over-knife-charge

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