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Adam Johnson stripped of his 12 England caps by the FA before being sentenced to six years in prison



Disgraced child-sex offender Adam Johnson has been stripped of his 12 England caps, a court has heard.

During the 28-year-old’s sentencing hearing at Bradford Crown Court, his barrister, Orlando Pownall QC, revealed that he had been stripped of his international honours.

Mr Pownall said: ‘He has been stripped of his England caps. He has lost a lucrative career that he will never be able to retrieve and is a figure of national humiliation.’

Adam Johnson, pictured in a court sketch with Judge Jonathan Rose, was jailed for six years today

Johnson was sentenced to six years in prison after he was found guilty of sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl earlier this month. He had earlier pleaded guilty to grooming and kissing the child. He was sacked by Sunderland following his guilty pleas on February 10.

Johnson’s last appearance for England was on May 26, 2012 during a 1-0 victory in Norway ahead of Euro 2012. He did not make the squad for the finals and never returned to the Three Lions set-up.

He made his England debut two years earlier in a 3-1 win over Mexico in a World Cup warm-up match but again failed to make the squad.

Johnson scored twice for his country against Bulgaria and Switzerland, both goals coming during qualifying for Euro 2012.