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Disgraced footballer Adam Johnson removed from Fifa 16 game

Disgraced footballer Adam Johnson has been removed from hit computer game Fifa 16.

Johnson, 28, was sacked by Sunderland when he admitted grooming and kissing a 15-year-old fan.

EA Sports, makers of Fifa 16, said the footballer can no longer be chosen to play for Sunderland or England.

The games giant was working on removing him from other modes of the game "as soon as possible".

Customers had called on EA Sports to remove the player from the UK's best-selling game, saying the shamed footballer should not be part of a game so popular with children.

Johnson was told on Wednesday that a jail term was "almost inevitable" after a jury convicted him of a more serious charge of sexual activity with a child.

Adam Johnson has been removed from the active rosters of both Sunderland and England in FIFA 16.

We're working to remove him from other modes within the game as soon as possible.

– EA Sports

The game uses real-life statistics to update players' form over the internet every week, making the game more realistic. That means the next update can wipe him from that part of the game.