Sheffield United to investigate Connor Brown's Twitter comments

Sheffield Utd launch Twitter investigation
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Sheffield United will carry out an internal investigation regarding Twitter comments made by Connor Brown after teammate Ched Evans was convicted of rape.

Sheffield United have announced that they will begin an internal investigation into Twitter comments made by reserve team player Connor Brown following Ched Evans's rape conviction.

The 23-year-old striker was jailed for five years after being found guilty of raping a teenage woman in Wales last summer.

The damaging verdict is believed to have caused the Welshman's teammate Brown to launch a verbal attack on the 19-year-old female, branding the victim a "money-grabbing little tramp".

The comments were later deleted and the privacy settings on the Twitter account were tightened.

A spokesman for the League One club said: "The club is aware of a very serious matter regarding comments made through the Twitter account of one of its players. As a result we have launched an inquiry."

The name of the rape victim is also believed to have been illegally announced on the social network site.

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