Facebook remove group supporting Adam Johnson as sister launches 'Justice for Johnson' campaign
Published 08/03/2016 | 14:31
Facebook reacted swiftly to remove a group supporting former Sunderland midfielder Adam Johnson after his conviction for a child sex offence last week.
Johnson's sister Fay was behind the group, which had over 1,000 likes before it was taken down. According to the Guardian, comments about Johnson's victim caused members of the public to complain, which resulted in the group being deactivated.
Johnson's sister has since posted a photo on Facebook, titled 'Justice of Johnson', which urges people to adopt it as their profile picture in a show of support for the England international.
The black-and-white photo shows Johnson holding his one-year-old daughter, who is wearing a Sunderland jersey with 'Daddy' on the back.
"Change your profile picture to support Adam Johnson's appeal FACEBOOK removed our group but we will not stop publicising our support #TeamAJ," the photo reads.