Published Friday, 11 May 2012
Leon Knight's alleged comments are being investigated. (© Presseye)
A statement on The Oval club's website on Thursday confirmed that an investigation is now underway into the matter.
"The Board of Directors confirms that Leon Knight has been placed on investigatory suspension," it reads.
"This is without prejudice pending an investigation into the alleged comments made by him via social media.
"The club will not comment further on this issue until this investigation has been concluded."
Knight joined Glentoran from Coleraine in January.
Earlier this year the striker became the first Irish league player to be suspended in connection with comments made on a social networking site when he was handed a three-match ban.