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James McClean Hits Out At 'Hypocritical And Stupid' English FA For Lack Of Action

James McClean Hits Out At 'Hypocritical And Stupid' English FA For Lack Of Action

Republic of Ireland international James McClean has hit out at the English FA after he was abused by QPR fans during Stoke's Championship tie last weekend.

McClean was on the end of relentless verbal attacks once again last Saturday with one fan-filmed shouting 'where's your fucking poppy.' The Derry Native chooses not to wear a Remembrance Poppy on his shirt due to events in the county during the troubles.

QPR said in a statement that the club "is aware of a video circulating on social media showing a section of individuals abusing James McClean during our Championship fixture with Stoke City on Saturday 9 March.

"The club wholly condemns such abuse and an internal investigation is now underway as we seek to identify those involved. The club will be making no further comment at this time."

However, the FA's lack of action is something that has clearly irked McClean.

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It is not the first time McClean has hit out at the English Football Association. Last November, he hit out at "uneducated cavemen" who abused him for not wearing a poppy. In response, the FA announced they were investigating the player. It provoked a powerful response "nothing is ever said or done."

 

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