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Sunderland Fan Fined Over James McClean Abuse

A Sunderland fan has pleaded guilty to leading a train of 20 others in a “f**k James McClean” chant as well as other sectarian, homophobic and racist slurs in April of this year. McClean is no stranger to abuse from fans and has come under fire over the years for his refusal to wear the poppy for Remembrance Day commemorations …

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Scott Hogan Set For Aston Villa Exit As Stoke Move Looms

Ireland striker Scott Hogan is reportedly set for another loan move away from Aston Villa with Championship club Stoke City poised to sign the 27-year old. Hogan joined Sheffield United on loan from Aston Villa in January and he helped Chris Wilder’s side to Premier League promotion playing eight times, scoring twice and creating one goal. The frontman added some …

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Irish Defender Nathan Collins Signs New Deal With Stoke Amid Man United Interest

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Irish defender Nathan Collins has signed a new long-term contract with Stoke City amid interest from Manchester United. Collins broke into Stoke’s first-team at the end of last season, playing the final three games of the Championship campaign, and has featured regularly for the team in pre-season. Man United were reportedly interested in signing the centre-half after he was recommended …

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“They’re Cowards, Hypocrites…If You’re A White Irish Man, No One Cares.”

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“They’re a bunch of cowards the footballing authorities. They’re a bunch of hypocrites.” James McClean has hit out at the English FA, for their lack of action over sectarian abuse the Derryman has received recently and throughout his career. Every year, around November, McClean is targeted by fans on social media and in football grounds over his refusal to wear the …

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Kick It Out Release Statement Condemning James McClean Abuse

Kick It Out, the organisation which supports equality in football has released a statement in support of James McClean, condemning the recent spate of sectarian abuse he has been subjected to. The Irish international received a birthday card at Stoke’s training ground this week which contained a slew of vile abuse directed at McClean and his nationality. Messages included telling …

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James McClean Issues Classy Statement Following Poppy Saga

Irish midfielder James McClean has issued a statement on Stoke City’s website apologising to the “decent and respectful” fans of the club whom he may have offended following a post on Instagram. The 29-year old had been abused by a section of the home fans at the BET365 stadium following Stoke’s 0-0 draw with Middlesbrough after his refusal to wear …

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FA Issue Warning To James McClean Over “Offensive” Language

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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 …

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Stoke City Defend James McClean’s Decision Not To Wear Poppy

Stoke City have released a statement surrounding the wearing of a remembrance day poppy, in which they defend midfielder James McClean’s decision not sport the flower on his shirt. The 29-year old will again not wear the poppy having done the same at previous clubs Sunderland, Wigan and West Brom and has been involved in a debate over the issue …

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James McClean Involved In Bust-Up With Teammates As Stoke Flounder

James McClean was involved in a tunnel bust-up with his teammates as his Stoke City side fell to another defeat in what has been a dismal Championship campaign thus far for the recently relegated outfit.  The Potters remain without a victory after four games; they have drawn two and lost two. Their two-point haul sees them sit in the relegation …

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Liverpool’s Xherdan Shaqiri Hits Back At The Neville Brothers And Charlie Adam

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Liverpool forward Xherdan Shaqiri has fired back at the more vocal critics of his professionalism and work ethic. Pundits Gary Neville had marked the Swiss international down as “unprofessional” during the World Cup and questioned why Liverpool were even pursuing a deal for the 26-year-old, while brother Phil went one further and branded him a “disgrace” for his perceived lack of …

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