Marc Overmars has vacated his role as Director of Football at Ajax after reports emerged of "unacceptable" behaviour on behalf of the former Netherlands international.
Overmars's departure from Ajax may swiftly be followed by his removal from FIFA 22 Ultimate Team, where he is one of over 100 'Icon' players.
Reports suggest EA will remove him from the game sooner rather than later following the news.
In a statement, Ajax said Overmars sent "a series of inappropriate messages sent to several female colleagues over an extended period of time underlies his decision to leave the club."
Overmars also issued an apology, stating he was "ashamed" and that his behaviour was "unacceptable".
"I am ashamed. Last week I was confronted with reports about my behaviour. And how this has come across to others."
"I apologize. Certainly, for someone in my position, this behaviour is unacceptable. I now see that too. But it is too late. I see no other option but to leave Ajax."
"Painful for everyone"
Ajax Supervisory Board chairman Leen Meijaard also commented on proceedings, stating "This is a dramatic situation for everyone who is involved in any way.
"It is devastating for the women who have had to deal with the behavior.
"When we heard news of this, we immediately acted, carefully deliberating and weighing what was the best thing to do - all in consultation with CEO Edwin van der Sar and assisted by an external expert.
"It is extremely painful for everyone. I want to express the wish that everyone involved is given the peace and privacy to process this."
If the reports are true, the number of Icons in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team is set to be reduced if Overmars is removed from the game following the news.
Overmars has had three versions of his Icon card released so far in the game, and they are set to be removed from packs and FUT Draft according to FutSheriff on Twitter.
While this is yet to be confirmed by EA, we have seen them move swiftly to remove items from the game in the past.
Manchester United forward Mason Greenwood was removed from all game modes last week following his arrest on suspicion of rape and assault.
In situations like this, we have seen the players who are removed rocket in price in the FIFA Ultimate Team market.
Many fans will now be fearing the worst as Ultimate Team players are making a habit of profiting off the back of bad news.
We hope EA put a price freeze on Overmars if they are to remove him from the game to prevent any more deplorable profiteering.
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