Martin O'Neill reveals James McClean death threats

O'Neill reveals McClean death threats
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Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill reveals that James McClean has received death threats since refusing to wear kit featuring a poppy for Remembrance Sunday last weekend.

Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill has revealed that James McClean has received death threats during the past month.

McClean drew widespread criticism for choosing not to wear a shirt featuring a Remembrance Day poppy during Sunderland's defeat to Everton last weekend.

O'Neill has since told reporters: "James will deal with it. It's to do with the issue of last week (not wearing a poppy). It's a free choice here in this world.

"James has lived with a lot of things, he's getting death threats now."

McClean was booed earlier today by a small section of Sunderland fans when was introduced as a second-half substitute during their 3-1 victory over Fulham.

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