London — Drinks giant Diageo has terminated a sponsorship deal with rugby club London Irish after the signing of Paddy Jackson, who was acquitted in a rape trial last year.

Jackson and former Ulster teammate Stuart Olding were found not guilty of raping a woman in 2016 in Belfast after a night out following their return from Ireland’s tour of SA.

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