PES And Football Manager Axe Disgraced Footballer Adam Johnson

Adam Johnson
Disgraced footballer Adam Johnson will be deleted from Konami’s PES 2016 and from Sports Interactive’s Football Manager 2016.

EA has said they cannot remove Johnson from FIFA 16 due to “technical issues”.

The former Sunderland forward, 28, was found guilty of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl earlier this week and faces jail time.

The March squads update for PES 2016 will see Johnson deleted from the game, Konami confirmed to Digital Spy. He will be removed from all of the game’s online modes next week.

Football Manager publisher Sega has already removed Johnson from Football Manager 2016.

An update was released last month by EA for FIFA 16 with the aim of removing the character from the game but it wasn’t possible to remove him from all versions of the game as a result of “technical issues”.


“We released a team update last month to remove Adam Johnson; however due to technical issues it is not possible to delete him from everyone’s version,” an EA spokesperson told The Sun.

Gabrielle Shaw, CEO of the National Association for People Abused in Childhood said EA should work to remove him from the game.

“Johnson should be removed from FIFA 16. This game is played by millions of children a day, so EA games has a responsibility to act,” Shaw said.

Johnson is currently awaiting sentencing and has been told to expect “significant” jail time by the judge presiding over the case. Sunderland FC sacked Johnson after he pleaded guilty to two criminal charges, one of sexual activity with a child and another of child grooming.