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Video: "Terrible" Tackle From James McClean Sees Him Given "Deserved" Straight Red Card

By Conor O'Leary Updated
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We know that McClean is prone to a few rash challenges, most notably getting booked a minute after coming on against Georgia during Ireland's Euro 2016 qualifiers. You know it's a bad tackle when Danny Mills says he deserved to be sent off on BBC's Final Score, while on Soccer Saturday; Jeff and the boys were also in agreement that the Derry man had to go.

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It does look rash, and appears to have some sort of revenge aspect on Bournemouth's Adam Smith for an earlier challenge - but it appears that McClean's reputation precedes him. It's certainly not the worst McClean tackle we've ever seen. But it is late, and it does look like a swipe.  Certainly not the sort of tackle that should prompt ex Leeds defender Danny Mills to say:

Terrible tackle. Deserved what he got.

Unlike another fiery Irishman, McClean didn't wait too long to exact retribution on Smith.

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Picture credit: Seb Daly / SPORTSFILE

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