Football Association and Stoke launch probe over James McClean 'cavemen' post

James McClean savages 'cavemen' who abused him for not wearing poppy | Daily Star

James McClean Reacts After Fans Abuse Him For Not Wearing A Poppy

JAMES MCCLEAN HAS been warned by the Football Association (FA) for his use of offensive language on social media, but no further disciplinary action will be taken against the Ireland global.

Of course, McClean's stance on not wearing a poppy has been known for years.

McClean, who plays for Championship side Stoke City, had posted comments on instagram comparing fans who sing an "anti-Irish song" about him to "uneducated cavemen".

The Republic of Ireland worldwide was subject to abuse from a group of home and away fans for not wearing a poppy during Stoke's 0-0 draw with visitors Middlesbrough.

McClean took to his Instagram and posted a picture with the caption: "They have nothing in their whole imperial arsenal that can break the spirit of one Irishman who doesn't want to be broken".

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The FA are investigating me after Saturday's game, for what exactly?

As McClean made his way to the players' tunnel, Middlesbrough fans booed the winger and unleashed a stream of invective.

"Week in week out for the past seven years I get constant sectarian abuse, death threats, objects being thrown, chanting which is heard loud and clear every week (by family)", said McClean.

Huddersfield away previous year, while playing for West Brom, there was an incident with their fans which was on the game highlights.

They turn a blind eye and not a single word or condemnation of any sort.

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'But like in Neil Lennon case in Scotland because we are Irish Catholics they turn a blind eye and nothing is ever said and done'.

He was not the only player not to wear a poppy on his shirt at the weekend with Manchester United's Serbia worldwide Nemanja Matic also opting against doing so.

"We recognise that the poppy means different things to different individuals and communities and (like the Royal British Legion) do not believe that anybody should be forced or even pressured to wear the Poppy against their free will. James has informed us that he will not be wearing a Remembrance Day Poppy in our next two games".

"I accept that but I would ask people to be respectful of the choice I have made, just as I'm respectful of people who do choose to wear a poppy". He's had them for a number of years and also been involved in these games for a number of years.

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