The Football Association (FA) have issued a warning to James McClean due to the “offensive” language he used in the now-famous social media post which he put out on Instagram in the aftermath of Stoke City’s clash with Middlesbrough.
In the post, McClean quoted Bobby Sands and also referred to the fans who abused him as “uneducated cavemen”.
As reported earlier today, the FA and Stoke City were due to investigate the social media comments and the game’s governing body have now released a statement where they have warned the Irish star not to use offensive language in the future.
An FA statement said: “Stoke City’s James McClean has been warned by The FA for his use of an offensive word on social media.
“We are satisfied that the rest of the player’s postings do not breach FA Rules and, therefore, no further disciplinary action will be taken.
“The FA adds that any discriminatory language or behaviour aimed at any person or persons of nationality or faith, as we understand may have been experienced by the player in this case, is unacceptable.”
The FA won’t proceed with any further disciplinary action against McClean and they have also condemned the abuse in which the 29-year-old is currently experiencing.