McClean Receives Abusive Packages After Stance On Poppy

Written 3 months ago by Newsroom

James McClean has had abusive packages sent to him at the Stoke City training ground.

Potters manager Gary Rowett has revealed the news and says it is over the Republic of Ireland international’s refusal to wear a poppy.

The 29 year old was abused by fans at last week’s Championship draw with Middlesbrough, and warned by the English F-A for calling his abusers cavemen on social media.

Rowett says Stoke have spoken to the Derryman about his response, which he describes as understandable but ill-judged.