Former England winger Adam Johnson has been sacked by premier league outfit Sunderland, the club announced this evening.
This follows after the player pleaded guilty to child sex offences earlier this week. He was found guilty on one charge of sexual activity with a child and another of grooming.
Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce was left speechless after the 28-year-old admitted to having sex with a minor and has already excluded him from his squad to face Manchester United this weekend.
The club have now revealed the decision to terminate the winger’s contract, just hours after he also saw his sponsorship with Adidas ended.
“In light of Adam Johnson’s guilty pleas, the club has today terminated his contract with immediate effect. The club will make no further comment,” read a statement on Sunderland’s official website.
Johnson made141 appearances for Sunderland, scoring 22 goals after he joined the club from Manchester City in 2012.