Liverpool reserve goalkeeper Charles Itandje has been suspended by the Barclays Premier League club for 14 days while his conduct during Wednesday’s Hillsborough service is investigated.
Television cameras appeared to show the 26-year-old Frenchman laughing at the memorial service to remember the 96 people who died at the FA Cup semi-final clash between Liverpool and Nottingham Forest on April 15, 1989.
His actions sparked local outrage, with hundreds of Liverpool supporters reportedly complaining about his behaviour on internet message boards.
Itandje was instructed by Liverpool manager Rafael Benitez not to attend training yesterday.
A Liverpool spokesman said in a statement on www.liverpoolfc.tv: “Charles Itandje has now been officially suspended for 14 days by the club while we investigate his conduct during the Hillsborough Memorial Service.”