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Derry footballer James McClean 'booed' during game against Manchester United for refusing to wear Remembrance Day poppy

West Brom’s Londonderry footballer James McClean received a chorus boos at Old Trafford for refusing to wear the Remembrance Day poppy.

While all the other players appeared to be wearing the commemorative flowers, the poppy was conspicuously absent from McClean’s jersey, and the home support raucously booed the winger

The issue has been a recurring theme in the 26-year-old’s club career in England, as similar situations have occurred during the Londonderry native’s time at Sunderland and Wigan.

McClean was lucky not to be booked in the opening minute for a rash challenge on United defender Daley Blind.

But he did garner plenty of support on Twitter.


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