Published Wednesday, 05 February 2014
Inverness have launched an investigation into the tweet. (© Getty)
The post appeared on the Twitter account of defender Joe Gorman during Tuesday evening's airing of Ross Kemp's Extreme World and has since been branded "grotesque" by the Orange Order.
The episode focused on dissident republican activity in Londonderry and loyalist marches in north Belfast, including subsequent stand-offs, counter-protests and riots.
The tweet from Gorman's account said: "Ross Kemp in Belfast talking about the troubles, wouldn't you just love to open up on all them orange men."
It sparked outrage, with some other Twitter users calling for the 19-year-old Dubliner's arrest.
Soon after the tweet appeared, it was removed and the player's account later deleted.
Gorman, who signed for Inverness in June 2013, has since been suspended by his club pending an investigation.
An Orange Order spokesman said the comment was "grotesque in the extreme".
He added: "It is all the more sickening given terrorists who 'opened up' on our brethren have left 550 children from the Orange family without a father.
"We welcome the fact Inverness Caledonian Thistle Football Club has suspended the individual concerned, and commenced its own internal disciplinary process.
"However, given the grossly offensive nature of the electronic communication, we believe the matter should also merit a separate police investigation.
"Where a criminal offence has occurred, appropriate action must be taken."
Inverness chairman Kenny Cameron said: "As soon as we were made aware of the allegations, and following a discussion with the player, we confirm that he has been suspended by the club pending an internal disciplinary investigation.
"No further comment will be made until those investigations have been concluded."
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