Sheffield United suspend Connor Brown over Twitter support for Ched Evans

Sheffield United suspend defender Brown over Twitter support for rapist Evans

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12:09 GMT, 24 April 2012

Jailed: Wales striker Ched Evans was imprisoned on Friday for five years

Jailed: Wales striker Ched Evans was imprisoned on Friday for five years

Sheffield United have suspended
reserve-team player Connor Brown for posts he made on Twitter following
team-mate Ched Evans' jail sentence for rape.

Brown, 19, responded to Evans' five-year prison sentence by posting an extraordinary rant on Twitter.

After branding the law ‘a load of
****ing ***t’, the 19-year-old wrote: ‘I’m with you geez’ and made his
extraordinary attack on the victim.

He also called her a ‘money-grabbing little tramp'.

The offensive posts were later removed
from the profile, which features a photograph of Brown signing a
Sheffield United shirt for a fan

A club statement read: 'Sheffield
United Football Club have suspended reserve team player Connor Brown
with immediate effect pending an internal investigation into comments
apparently posted on his personal Twitter account.

'There will be no further comment from the club during the process of the investigation which it hopes to conclude swiftly.'

A complaint about Brown's comments on Twitter was made to North Wales Police by a leading rape charity.

Behind bars: Evans was named in the League One Team of the Year on Sunday

Behind bars: Evans was named in the League One Team of the Year on Sunday

Evans, 23, was jailed at Caernarfon
Crown Court on Friday after being found guilty of raping the 19-year-old
woman, who was 'too drunk to consent', at a hotel in North Wales last
May.

Port Vale defender Clayton McDonald, 23, who also admitted having sex with the victim, was found not guilty of the same charge.