Stokes Winger James McClean Is Also The Victim Of Online Abuse

Stokes winger James McClean said that he has also received abuses during his nine year spell in the UK, but still he hasn’t found any support from the different football authorities in order to cope with it.

The recent comment of the Stokes Winger James McClean comes after Sheffield United’s David McGoldrick and Crystal Palace’s Zaha, who have claimed that they have been the victim of online racism abuses.

McClean added that he was deliberately targeted for not wearing the poppy on his Remembrance Day after he called the 1972 Bloody Sunday Massacre.

He also said that he was fined two weeks ago wages by Stock for wearing a black balaclava, while teaching his kids the history lesson.

On that occasion, he said, “I never wanted to cause any offence but I now realise that I did so and for that I apologise unreservedly.”

McClean said, “Driving back from training while listening to TalkSport discussing the vile racist comments this week made towards Zaha and McGoldrick on social media.”

“Listening to their reaction of disgust at it, and rightly so … because it’s horrendous and nobody should be subjected to that. People need to be held responsible for their words and actions,” he further added.

“What leaves a sour taste though … I’ve received more abuse than any other player during my nine years in England … This isn’t a cry for sympathy, but one to ask the question [of] what is the difference? McClean continued.

“I’ve seen some of my fellow Irish teammates post a black square in support of anti-racism as well as posts condemning the discrimination … have I ever seen any of them post a public condemnation of the discrimination I get … that would be a no. “Does one kind of discrimination hold a higher bearing over another act of discrimination?” he concluded.

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