SHEFFIELD UNITED: Connor Brown suspended pending Twitter comments investigation

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SHEFFIELD United have suspended Connor Brown with immediate effect pending an investigation into comments posted on his personal Twitter account.

Today’s announcement comes after Brown, a member of United’s reserve team, was alleged to have used the social networking site to express his support for jailed team mate Ched Evans following the striker’s conviction for rape.

The comments, which were later deleted, also allegedly contained references about the rape victim’s character.

In a statement confirming the move, United added: “There will be no further comment from the club during the process of the investigation which it hopes to conclude swiftly.”