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James McClean ends drought to give Ireland draw in Qatar friendly

James McClean’s first international goal for three and a half years handed the Republic of Ireland a friendly draw with Qatar as manager Stephen Kenny’s wait for a first win extended to 11 games. McClean fired Ireland, who were out to restore pride against the World Cup hosts at the...
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James McClean feels Republic of Ireland showed ‘positive signs’ against Qatar

James McClean is convinced there are better times ahead for the Republic of Ireland after expressing his hurt over their World Cup misery at the hands of Luxembourg. Boss Stephen Kenny and his players have found themselves under intense scrutiny since Saturday evening’s shock 1-0 home defeat by Luc Holtz’s men, which ensured their Group A qualifying campaign started with back-to-back defeats following a 3-2 reverse in Serbia three days earlier.
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Royal British Legion condemns abuse of James McClean over choice not to wear a poppy

The Royal British Legion has condemned the long-running abuse of Stoke City and Ireland midfielder James McClean.The Legion sells poppy symbols around the United Kingdom in the build-up to Armistice Day to raise money in support of British veterans. McClean was born and raised in Derry, the Northern Irish city which was severely affected by the Troubles and which was the scene of Bloody Sunday in 1972, when British soldiers killed 14 civilians. He has chosen not to wear the poppy throughout his career due to the events of Bloody Sunday, a decision which has also resulted on vile abuse...
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James McClean: Footballer welcomes support over anti-Irish abuse

Republic of Ireland footballer James McClean has welcomed political support he has received over online abuse directed towards him and his family. Earlier this week Stoke City's McClean, 31, shared an Instagram message that threatened to set his family home on fire, in a string of abusive messages. NI First...
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James McClean reveals he received gun threat on eve of Premier League game in 2012 that left his wife 'watching in absolute fear' as Stoke winger says he gets anti-Irish abuse on social media 'every day'

James McClean has revealed police were involved after a social media user threatened to bring a gun to a match he was playing in. The Republic of Ireland international was with Sunderland team-mates preparing for a Premier League fixture against Fulham at Craven Cottage back in 2012 when he received the death threat.
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James McClean has every right not to wear a poppy – all nuance has been lost in the debate

The idea of civil debate has been eroded in recent years. As political and cultural discourse becomes ever more entrenched, the level of abuse accompanying discussion of contentious topics appears to have increased in tandem.This will not be news to James McClean, the Stoke City and Republic of Ireland footballer, who has been receiving abuse for a decade about his decision not to wear a poppy on his shirt.He and his family have opened up this week about the abuse they have received – with death threats being all too common. McClean has said that he doesn’t believe he...
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FAI offers support to Stoke's James McClean after social media abuse

The Football Association of Ireland has offered its support to James McClean after the Stoke winger suffered online abuse, with his wife revealing she once watched a match in fear after someone threatened to take a gun to the game. The 31-year-old Republic of Ireland international posted on his Instagram...
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FAI offers James McClean support after wife reveals he received gun threat

The Football Association of Ireland has offered its support to James McClean after the Stoke winger suffered online abuse, with his wife revealing she once watched a match in fear after someone threatened to take a gun to the game. The 31-year-old Republic of Ireland international posted on his Instagram...
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James McClean: Stoke City winger's wife Erin reveals full extent of abuse

Republic of Ireland winger James McClean has had to endure "nine years of constant abuse" since moving to England, says his wife Erin McClean. Stoke City's McClean, 31, this week shared a direct Instagram message that threatened to set his family home on fire, in a string of abusive messages.
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Stoke City SUSPEND winger James McClean for breaching Covid-19 rules and he'll sit out Championship clash against Blackburn while club investigate alleged visit to a private gym

James McClean has been suspended by Stoke City as they look into an alleged breach of Covid-19 restrictions, the club has confirmed. McClean posted a video to Instagram of what appeared to be himself training in a private gym alongside a boxing coach this week. Under current UK-wide guidelines, gym visits are strictly prohibited.