Police probe threats against McClean

Published Sunday, 18 November 2012
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Police in Northumbria are investigating alleged death threats against Derry born footballer James McClean.

Police probe threats against 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."

© UTV News
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8 Comments
william in coleraine wrote (612 days ago):
the fallen heroes will be remembered for alot longer than mr james mcclean. who played for northern ireland under 21s before he decided to start insulting his country by twitter and jumped ship to the roi,@ryan who exactly forced him to wear a shirt with a poppy?you are trying to say he was forced which obviously isnt true, its his choice not to wear one. we live in a democracy,
me in larne wrote (613 days ago):
wonder if he will return to londonderry now he feels threatened over in england ? oh thats right he loves having lots of paper notes with the queens head on it that isnt offensive to him !
steve in antrim wrote (614 days ago):
You don't havta wear a poppy an as ryan said what the brits done in derry was a disgrace fair play to james for not wearing one!!!
greg in armagh wrote (614 days ago):
Maybe James ought to consider playing soley for teams in his beloved Eire if remembering Britains fallen offends his "decency".
Michael in Beal feirste wrote (614 days ago):
So its 'Wear a poppy or we'll kill you....' Hmmmm
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