The chairman of Glasgow Clan has concluded an "internal investigation" into the club's controversial decision to sign a player reportedly accused of rape in the USA.

The Glasgow Times previously reported that the head coach and chief executive of the ice hockey team had been suspended after the decision took a dramatic U-turn last week.

In a statement this evening, chairman Neil Black said: "I have now concluded my internal investigation into the events which led to the suspension of both Malcolm Cameron and Gareth Chalmers on Thursday 29 September.

"As a result of my findings, the Glasgow Clan are with immediate effect making the following changes to the management and reporting structure of the on-ice activities of the Clan.

"Malcolm Cameron will return to his role as head coach, reporting to a newly appointed Clan GM whose role and appointment replaces that of the current Clan chief executive.

"We hope to be able to confirm the Clan GM appointment in the coming weeks.

"In the meantime, the head coach will now report directly to the Clan chairman until the Clan GM appointment is confirmed.

"The Club sincerely apologises to anyone upset by recent events."

"The club sincerely apologises to anyone upset by recent events."

The Clan announced the signing of Finnish defenceman Lasse Uusivirta on Thursday, but two hours later a further statement confirmed he would no longer be joining the club.

Uusivirta, 33, was reportedly arrested in the United States over allegations of rape in 2013 but allegedly fled to his native Finland with no intention of returning, according to the assistant district attorney who handled the case.

Following the news, Glasgow Clan fans raised more than £1700 for a rape crisis charity in an effort to turn "a negative into a positive".