Adam Johnson removed from FIFA 16 following guilty verdict
Disgraced footballer Adam Johnson has been removed from one of the world's most popular computer games.
The games giant was working on removing him from other modes of the game "as soon as possible".
The move followed calls from customers that the shamed 28-year-old should not be part of a game so popular with children.
He 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.
EA Sports said: "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."
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.
Meanwhile, it emerged today that Johnson may be locked up in top-security Frankland prison with notorious child killers Ian Huntley and Levi Bellfield.