Abuse has been raining down on James McClean all morning after a picture emerged showing him bowing his head and turning away from the flag when the British national anthem was played at a friendly yesterday.
It is an unusual conundrum for Premier League players. The national anthem is not typically played before club friendlies.
But West Brom are in America at present and were playing against South Carolina outfit, Charleston Battery. The home side decided to honour the clubs with a rendition of their country's national anthems.
Here is the entire game, which was streamed live from the US club's youtube account, replete with some rather dodgy commentary and the sound of lads talking in the background.
At 3. 28, the West Brom players, including James McClean turn their bodies around to face the flag (presumably the Union Jack) before the anthem is played.
At. 3.37, McClean, whose body language looked sheepish beforehand as it became apparent 'God Save the Queen' was to be played, does appear to turn back around and fix his eyes on the ground.
The camera only lingers briefly on this. For the duration of the anthem, the two teams are blocked out by a poster like image of the two club crests.
Regardless, since the original image was posted online, McClean has come in for truckloads of abuse from the usual sources...