Shortly after “Blade Runner” Oscar Pistorius was taken into custody in connection with the shooting death of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, Twitter users noticed this Nike ad on the South African Olympian’s official website.

The ad no longer appears on Pistorius’ website.

Now that Pistorius has been charged with murder, Nike isn’t the only advertiser eager to distance itself.

Wow, that was quick. #mnet poster of #oscarpistorius been taken down on Rivonia road


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  • TheKingJAK

    Wow, you sure have to love the notion of being guilty until proven innocent.

    • TocksNedlog

      Yeah, you’re right. Nike should just allow itself to be seen as profiting, with what would be the most inappropriate ad slogan EVER, from its association with an alleged murderer.

    • Angie (D)

      Nike isn’t a court of law, genius.
      But way to half-way/kind of sort of know something.

  • David Ryan

    Hey great article about this awful event. I’ve wrote a blog about how it will affect his legacy here see what you think.

  • SPK

    I hope they convict him as they would any regular citizen. He needs to pay for what he did. All of the sudden all of the sympathizers come out. His ability to run does not give him immunity from the law. He can’t (or should not able to) run away from it now. So annoying you all…