Last week, Konami’s Pro Evolution Soccer and Sega’s Football Manager received an update to patch out English football player Adam Johnson following his court case involving sexual activity with a minor. EA claimed that removing him from the FIFA 16 was causing a technicality, but that has now been resolved.
Last week, according to Eurogamer, “EA released an update last month in a bid to remove Johnson from FIFA 16, but said it wasn’t possible to delete him from everyone’s version of the game due to “technical issues”.
”We released a team update last month to remove Adam Johnson; however due to technical issues it is not possible to delete him from everyone’s version,” an EA spokesperson said.”
Today, they have received a further update that states “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 ex England and Sunderland football player is facing jail time of between five and ten years after he was convicted of grooming and sexual activity with the 15 year old during a trial held earlier this month.