Anton del Rosario, Neil Etheridge, Simon Greatwich lost an endorsement amid 'rape scandal'?

Anton del Rosario, Neil Etheridge and Simon Greatwich, three of the four Azkals members accused of raping a Filipina, may have lost their recent endorsement together amidst the controversy.

Anton del Rosario, Neil Etheridge and Simon Greatwich | Photo courtesy of LoveRepublik

Last month, the three footballers were chosen as endorsers of LoveRepublik.com, a dating website which was launched on July 5th. During its launch, the new site also started a promo wherein its members will get a chance to date the three Azkals. The said promo was posted here on Noypistuff.

Just a couple of days ago, the said post about the promo received a comment from someone who identified herself as Allison Conde, LoveRepublik's public relation's manager, who said that they have discontinued the promo because of the "scandal".

"The recent "scandal" that our current endorsers are going through runs opposite to the very DNA of our website. Though pure speculation for now, our company feels than any taint of doubt on the integrity of our platform may not be healthy for our brand." the comment reads.

Conde further stated that, "Effective today, we are discontinuing our tactical promotion, 'Win a Date with an Azkal'."

If you try to visit the main page of LoveRepublik, the Azkals ad had also been removed.

However, the owner of this blog is still trying to contact the website to know if the comment really came from them.

Meanwhile, here's the full text of the said comment from Allison Conde:
Hello,

We'd like to thank you for sharing this to your readers. And with that, we also take into responsibility to share with you the latest update on the promo.


In our personal experience dealing with Simon Greatwich, Anton del Rosario and Neil Etheridge, we found them to be a bunch of fun-loving and good-hearted young men. The professionalism they displayed during the production stage is commendable. We hope to believe that nothing of the severe allegations posted about them are true. We sincerely hope that the boys will rise above this issue.

We at www.LoveRepublik.com feel very sorry about the recent crisis the three of our friends and endorsers are going through. These personalities were recently launched as brand ambassadors of LoveRepublik, the first Philippine online social network that guarantees a safe and trustable dating environment. The brand lives by its philosophy of "Finding True Love."

The recent "scandal" that our current endorsers are going through runs opposite to the very DNA of our website. Though pure speculation for now, our company feels than any taint of doubt on the integrity of our platform may not be healthy for our brand.

Effective today, we are discontinuing our tactical promotion, "Win a Date with an Azkal".

To our valued subscribers and friends, a new promotion will be launched very soon in lieu of the latter. Mechanics are currently being drafted so we will have a suitable and more exciting program in the next couple of days.

We would like to believe that this issue will be resolved soon and we are hoping for the best for everyone.


Sincerely,
ALLISON CONDE
PR Manager LoveRepublik.com
 
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