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Published 10/08/2015

West Bromwich Albion's James McClean (right) and Manchester City's Bacary Sagna battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich. Photo: David Davies/PA
West Bromwich Albion's James McClean (right) and Manchester City's Bacary Sagna battle for the ball during the Barclays Premier League match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich. Photo: David Davies/PA

It was a night to forget for Republic of Ireland international James McClean who was booed on his Premier League debut for West Brom on Monday night against Manchester City.

McClean was replaced by Claudio Yacob at half-time after a poor first half which saw Manchester City lead 2-0 at the break thanks to a brace of goals from Yaya Toure.

Every touch from McClean was greeted with boos and this is undoubtedly linked to his decision to turn away from the Union Jack during the British National Anthem before a West Brom pre-season friendly.

The winger, signed from Wigan this summer, has previously refused to wear a Remembrance Day poppy out of respect for people killed on Bloody Sunday - reasons for which he later explained in an open letter to supporters and the club.

McClean became embroiled in another political furore after tweeting his views on the Derry/Londonderry debate last month.

He tweeted: "Training finished, gym finished, Derry's getting its rightful name back, have a great day folks", followed by a smiley face.

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Vincent Kompany of Manchester City (4) celebrates as he scores their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at The Hawthorns on August 10, 2015 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Vincent Kompany of Manchester City (4) celebrates as he scores their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at The Hawthorns on August 10, 2015 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Manchester City goalkeeper Joe Hart during the Barclays Premier League match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday August 10, 2015. See PA story SOCCER West Brom. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Manchester City's Belgian defender Vincent Kompany celebrates after scoring City's third goal during the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, central England, on August 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Manchester City's Belgian defender Vincent Kompany celebrates after scoring City's third goal during the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, central England, on August 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
West Bromwich Albion's English midfielder Rickie Lambert (L) takes a free kick during the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, central England, on August 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Manchester City's English midfielder Raheem Sterling shoots during the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, central England, on August 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Manchester City's Serbian defender Aleksandar Kolarov (L) has a shot on goal during the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, central England, on August 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Manchester City's English midfielder Raheem Sterling (L) vies with West Bromwich Albion's English midfielder Craig Gardner during the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, central England, on August 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Manchester City's English midfielder Raheem Sterling (C) vies with West Bromwich Albion's English defender Joleon Lescott during the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, central England, on August 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
Manchester City's English midfielder Raheem Sterling (L) runs past West Bromwich Albion's English midfielder Rickie Lambert during the English Premier League football match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at The Hawthorns in West Bromwich, central England, on August 10, 2015. AFP PHOTO / OLI SCARFF RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.OLI SCARFF/AFP/Getty Images
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10: Vincent Kompany of Manchester City scores their third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at The Hawthorns on August 10, 2015 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10: Yaya Toure of Manchester City (2L) celebrates with team mates David Silva (L), Wilfred Bony (2R) and Vincent Kompany (R) as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at The Hawthorns on August 10, 2015 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
WEST BROMWICH, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10: Yaya Toure of Manchester City (R) celebrates with team mate Bacary Sagna as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between West Bromwich Albion and Manchester City at The Hawthorns on August 10, 2015 in West Bromwich, England. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

There was some negative reaction on social media on Monday night when Sky Sports commentator Alan Parry referred to McClean as 'the Northern Irishman from Londonderry'.







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