Murder accused Pistorius receives 'support' from fans as sponsors flee

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 18, 2013 05:50 hrs

South African Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius has received 'overwhelming support' from his fans all over the world, according to his agent.

Pistorius' agent Peet van Zyl, who visited the convicted Paralympic athlete to update him on his doomed career and the removal of his sponsorships, said that a number of fans all over the world had sent their good wishes to Pistorius, News24 reports.

Calling the Reeva Steenkamp murder as 'tragic', Van Zyl said that the entire incident was unfortunate both for Steenkamp's family and Pistorius, and added that he firmly supports the convicted Paralympian.

Sportswear giant Nike and eyewear manufacturer Oakley are among Pistorius' big-name sponsors. (ANI)

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