Belfast Telegraph

James McClean hits out at BBC Match of the Day coverage and blasts 'cowards' in crowd at West Brom game

James McClean has hit out at "cowards" who he claims threw bottles, coins and lighters at him during West Brom's 1-0 defeat to Huddersfield on Saturday.

The Ireland star was introduced as a second half substitute for the Baggies but despite going close late on, McClean couldn't snatch a point for West Brom.

He picked up a yellow card in injury time following a robust challenge on Huddersfield midfielder Tom Ince, which was highlighted on Match of the Day - something that didn't sit well with McClean.

The 28-year-old posted twice on social media after the game, hitting out at the fans he says threw objects at him, as well as Match of the Day for honing in on his tackle and allegedly ignoring his treatment at the hands of some unruly fans.

"Launching bottles and other objects from up in the stands make you cowards not hard men," he said.

The BBC has been asked for a comment.

Irish Independent

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