Police probe threats against McClean
Published Sunday, 18 November 2012
Police in Northumbria are investigating alleged death threats against Derry born footballer James McClean.
James McClean opted not to wear a shirt with a poppy on during Saturday's match (© Getty)
A police press officer told UTV they have spoken to Sunderland football club about threats which were made via a social media site.
The 23-year-old player did not wear a special Remembrance Day shirt during a match against Everton on Saturday - but opted to wear his usual kit.
A club spokesman said it was the player's personal choice not to wear the shirt.
A Sunderland statement said: "As a club, SAFC wholeheartedly supports the Remembrance commemorations. It was James' personal choice not to wear a shirt on this occasion."