Tynecastle Stadium will not stand by player.
Hearts have confirmed the suspension with immediate effect of sex offender Craig Thomson.
The Scottish Premier League giants announced yesterday they would stand by the 20-year-old despite being convicted of “lewd, libidinous and indecent behaviour”.
But the club have performed a u-turn by releasing a statement on the website saying: “Hearts today announce that Craig Thomson is suspended with immediate effect. No further comment will be made by the club.”
The defender pleaded guilty earlier this month to his conviction and was fined and placed on the sex offenders register in relation to his inappropriate conduct towards two underage girls over the internet.
The club’s official water supplier, MacB Water, have withdrawn their support for the club following the incident.
“As a company with strong family values, we are left with no choice but to terminate our relationship with the Hearts Football Club,” a MacB spokeswoman said.
“Along with countless others, fans and co-sponsors alike, we are extremely disappointed with the club’s handling of this situation and as a result can no longer continue our support.”