Sports Adam Johnson: Sunderland Sacks Star After Pleads Guilty to Child Sex Charge


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Sunderland Football Club have sacked winger Adam Johnson after he pleaded guilty to a one count charge of sexual activity with a child and another charge of grooming.

The 28-year-old footballer was sacked hours after being dropped from Saturday’s match with Manchester United.

Sportswear firm, Adidas, has also cancelled its contract with the footballer.

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Johnson, who has won 12 caps with England’s national team, is reported to have cheated on his pregnant partner with the 15-year-old schoolgirl fan.

In a statement on its website, the club said: “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.”

Sunderland’s manager, Sam Allardyce, had said at a news conference on Thursday that he had been dropped from the forthcoming match.
 
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