Derry footballer James McClean has once again been the target of sectarian hatred – this time from a former British soldier.
The Creggan man was not included in the Wigan Athletic team that played Yeovil Town on Sunday – Remembrance Sunday.
After the game, Athletic boss Owen Coyle denied the former Derry City favourite had been dropped from the team because he refused to wear a team shirt with a poppy emblem, stating the winger was injured.
Following reports McClean did not make the starting line-up, the ex-Irish Guardsman, who has served in Northern Ireland and Afghanistan, took to social media to tweet the Republic of Ireland international that there was “no apologies” for Bloody Sunday and the murders were “all in a day’s work.”
In his tweet the soldier, believed to be from Ballymena, said: “We love Sundays. No apologies. All in a day’s work. Derry skiprat.”
Last year, McClean received death threats after he took to the field for Sunderland on Remembrance Sunday wearing a poppy-less shirt.