IT is the annual have a go at James McClean for not wearing a poppy.
The British media have been having a go at the Creggan lad as he stands by his principles over the British war symbol.
The Daily Record in Scotland ran a story with the headline: ‘James McClean in new poppy snub as West Brom star refuses to wear symbol on shirt againsts Man City’.
And its English stable mate, the Mirror, published a story in a similar vein stating: ‘James McClean refuses to wear Remembrance Day Poppy AGAIN in West Brom V Man City.
But the British media really need to move on from this tired story which are aimed at stirring up ill feeling inside and outside of football grounds against James.
The popular Derry dad has made it clear that he does not wear the poppy.
And he reiterated this in a West Brom match programme earlier this year when he explained why he doesn’t wear the poppy.
He stated: “It stands for all the conflicts that Britain has been involved in.
“Because of the history where I come from in Derry, I cannot wear something that represents that.”
It is old news regurgitated by the British press.
Since McClean’s days at Sunderland in 2012 he has refused to wear the poppy and the reasons for this have been well known.
But it appears some elements of the British press are stuck in a time warp and won’t leave James alone.Tags: