EA Sports have acted quickly in taking Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho down from the playable Liverpool squad on FIFA 16 after news of his doping allegations came to light, the Sport Bible revealed.
The game developer has not released any statement about their actions, but it appears gamers who have been attempting to play with the Merseyside team cannot find the Frenchman in the roster. Sakho was suspended buy UEFA for 30 days pending an investigation into his alleged abuse of a banned substance.
Sakho is normally found as the default first choice centre back alongside Dejan Lovren when users select Liverpool on the game, but instead they are now given Martin Skrtel alongside the Croatian, with no signs of the former PSG man anywhere.
Steven Caulker and Kolo Toure are the only other defenders that can be found elsewhere in the team, meaning players will now be faced with the realism that Jurgen Klopp must contend with and find a short term solution to Sakho's absence.
Indeed the move is a strange one especially considering Sakho has not been issued a formal long term ban, and one would expect a player is innocent until proven guilty.
It's certainly a weird situation when you consider that EA were unable to remove convicted sex offender Adam Johnson from the game, despite the calls of many abuse groups and fans, but they've had no troubles whatsoever getting rid of Sakho.