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English FA To Investigate Chants Aimed At James McClean Last Weekend

English FA To Investigate Chants Aimed At James McClean Last Weekend

The English FA have launched an investigation after Irish winger James McClean was the target of sectarian chanting from Barnsley fans during Stoke's Championship clash last weekend.

Anti-IRA and anti-Pope songs were allegedly aimed at McClean during the game that finished in a 4-2 victory for the Potters. Per the Daily Mail, this behaviour was included in the referee's report and the footballing authorities are investigating.

McClean is currently on international duty with the Republic of Ireland ahead of their friendly tie with New Zealand and crucial Euro Qualifier against Denmark.

The Derry Native chooses not to wear a Remembrance Poppy on his shirt due to events in the county during the troubles. Earlier this year, he hit out at the FA for their lack of action in response to the persistent abuse he receives.

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"They are a bunch of cowards, the footballing authorities. A bunch of hypocrites."

SEE ALSO: 'They Don't Like To See That We, As A Black Man, An Irish Man, Are Educated'

 

Maurice Brosnan

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