Disgraced footballer Adam Johnson has reportedly been left “devastated” after being banned from talking to his daughter from jail.
The 28-year-old was reportedly talking to ex-girlfriend Stacey Flounders when she passed the phone to their 17-month-old daughter Ayla.
However, the former Sunderland and England midfielder reportedly did not realise his calls in Doncaster’s Moorland prison were being monitored by officials.
When they heard him talking to his daughter, the footballer was told he had breached a sex offenders’ order not to speak to children.
It is now thought he has lost prisoners’ association time and TV channels
As reported by The Sun, a source said officials have “come down hard” on the footballer.
“Johnson did not realise he would be listened to, and that he was doing something wrong….He’s devastated.”
Reports emerged earlier this month that the footballer was attacked by another convict after refusing to clean hair from a plug hole.
It was claimed Johnson was cleaning the shower in the jail when he was punched in the face during a fight.
One report suggested the former footballer told a fellow convict “do you know who I am?”
But his sister Faye Johnson took to Facebook to deny the claims.
She wrote: “These newspapers are laughable.
“Why is there rarely any truth in their stories? Were the false stories about harm not so sickening we would find it funny.
” I’ve just spoke to Adam he is fine and I also want to add that never has he asked for special treatment and never will he.
” He has the right to appeal and he has! In the meantime, he’s an ordinary prisoner like the rest.
“You will all hear the truth when Adam comes home .”
A witness speaking to the Daily Star Sunday said Johnson was attacked by the prisoner after refusing to remove hair from a plug hole.
According to the witness, Johnson allegedly told the convict to “f*** off” before saying “do you know who I am?”
The onlooker reportedly said the apparent fight started after Johnson refused to listen to his fellow prisoner.
“Johnson ignored him and the other bloke really got in his face,” the witness said. “Johnson then swore at him. The bloke punched him in the face and Johnson defended himself.”
He was transferred to Moorland earlier this month – a far cushier option than Frankland jail, Durham, the prison considered as it was closest to his home.
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He is seen as high risk of self harm until he settles into his new regime.
Insiders claim he had no idea he was being moved out of Armley jail, Leeds prior to the transfer – and had not been told where he was going.
He had the option of a number of courses which aim to give inmates the chance of a new career once they are free.
Prisoners can train as tailors, TV repairers, gardeners, forklift drivers or brickies.
Johnson, who earned £60,000-a-week as a player, will also be required to undergo a sex offender treatment programme at the category C jail.
Anyone convicted of sex crimes is kept completely separate from the main prison population, even when working or training for courses.
The former Man City winger was jailed for six years at Bradford crown court in March for grooming and sexual activity with a girl aged 15.