Sunderland's James McClean 'donates poppy-free shirt to cancer charity'

McClean 'donates shirt to charity'
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Sunderland winger James McClean reportedly donates his shirt to a cancer charity, despite refusing to wear a poppy over the weekend.

Sunderland winger James McClean has reportedly given his club shirt from the weekend to a cancer charity.

The Northern Irishman sparked controversy after he refused to wear a special edition Black Cats top with a poppy emblem to commemorate Remembrance Sunday.

It is understood that despite deciding against donning the symbol, McClean has donated the shirt to a worthy cause, according to The Express.

Meanwhile, Republic of Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni supported McClean's decision to snub the poppy.

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