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Club sacks child abuse football star Adam Johnson

By Tom Wilkinson

England star Adam Johnson has been sacked by Sunderland Football Club after admitting charges of grooming and sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl.

The 28-year-old will go on trial today at Bradford Crown Court on two further counts of sexual activity with the girl, which he denies.

Sunderland said in a statement last night his contract had been terminated. The club added: "In light of Adam Johnson's guilty pleas, the club has terminated his contract with immediate effect."

The news came hours after boot sponsor Adidas announced it had terminated his deal.

The £10m player, signed from Manchester City, had denied all the charges against him until a hearing on Wednesday.

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