An Airbus UK Broughton FC footballer who tweeted abuse about the 15-year-old victim of Adam Johnson has been suspended indefinitely.
Forward Ryan Wade, 28, made derogatory posts about the girl on the social media site on Wednesday night, hours after the former England international had been found guilty of child sex offences.
Welsh Premier League club Airbus released a statement on Friday to say they did not support Wade's comments.
A club spokesman said: “Airbus UK Broughton Football Club does not condone or support the comments made by the player, who has been suspended with immediate effect pending further investigation.”
Johnson, 28, was convicted at Bradford Crown Court on March 2 of sexually touching the 15-year-old in his Range Rover.
He was found not guilty of a charge relating to a further sexual act with the girl.
The former Sunderland player had previously admitted one charge of grooming and another of sexual activity.
Judge Jonathan Rose told Johnson to expect a 'substantial' prison time when he is sentenced later this month.