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West Brom fan comes up with 'God save James McClean' chant

By Jenny Kirkham

West Brom winger James McClean has received significant backlash after refusing to acknowledge the English national anthem before a friendly against United States side Charleston Battery.

The Irish international turned away from the flags and bowed his head for the duration of the anthem and also opted against wearing a remembrance poppy as it would "be a gesture of disrespect for the innocent people who lost their lives in the Troubles", drew a strong reaction on social media for the gesture.

McClean played the entire 90 minute game and was named man of the match by the club's website.

One Baggies fan took the controversy as an opportunity to create a new chant for the Ireland player, and we have a feeling it might catch on:

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