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James McClean Once Again Asks Authorities To Clamp Down On Anti-Irish Abuse

James McClean Once Again Asks Authorities To Clamp Down On Anti-Irish Abuse
By Gary Connaughton Updated

James McClean has been subjected to some horrific abuse during his time in English football.

The Republic of Ireland international has become a target for certain section of supporters in the game, with his refusal to wear a poppy rubbing some up the wrong way.

This abuse hasn't just been confined to the pitch, with the player receiving threatening letters to his home on a number of occasions. McClean has repeatedly asked the authorities to deal more harshly with such incidents, but they have largely failed to do so.

With the movement against discrimination in football garnering so much attention in recent times, the Derry man hoped his cause would be boosted as a result. However, he feels this has not been the case.

McClean has taken to Instagram this afternoon, once again pleading with those in football to take the anti-Irish abuse directed at him more seriously.

Banging my head against a brick wall here but look I have been doing that anyways for a long time so one more wont make a difference.

So much coverage this past couple weeks about discrimination and the condemnation of it across media outlets, players, ex players etc which is great to see because its wrong and idiots should be held responsible for their actions and words as nobody should be subjected to that.

Make no mistake about it or to take anything away from that but just to pose the question really, racism, gender, ethnic..the list of discrimination that goes on is unacceptable. Right, my question is here... is being abused for being Irish and anti-Irish abuse acceptable?

Is it not popular enough to be seen to be acknowledged or spoken out about too? I have highlighted the abuse publicly on social media recently and the silence from everyone is deafening! If you are offended by me saying that then maybe that tells you something.

“We are not criminals, we are Irishmen! This the crime we stand accused.."

McClean has spoken about this very issue on a number of occasions in the past, but he still clearly feels that not enough has been done.

SEE ALSO: Quiz: Name Every Irish Player To Feature In The Premier League This Season

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