James McClean currently plays at Stoke City, but his mind is under sheer distress. Subsequently, he faces abuse and criticism from football fans in England via social media.
Like most Irishmen, he too started his career in Ireland and moved to England because of his advanced skills. He played for Derry City in Northern Ireland, but on August 9th, 2011, he transferred to Sunderland.
James McClean joined the Championship side of Stoke City on July 22nd, 2018. Before being a part of the Potter’s central team, James Mclean plied his trade for West Bromwich Albion. James McClean spent three years with the Hawthorns (spanning from 2015 to 2018).
The abuses against McClean started when he joined the Stadium of light. He has faced continuous slanderous abuse for nineteen years.
He married his better-half, Erin, on March 20th, 2018, and they have seen happy and sad times together.
On February 16th, 2021, Erin McClean, was quoted as saying,” Why after nine years of constant abuse should we find this as the norm.”
James McClean targeted by racist abuse but his actions speak to the contrary
James McClean was the recipient of countless racists comments that addressed him as a “stupid ginger p****” in his time in England.
However, James McClean has acted questionably during his tenure in England.
His most controversial stand was when he refused to wear a remembrance poppy (a plastic flower used to remember soldiers who have passed away) at several Premier League games. He stated his time as a soldier for the Derry army as a reason for his refusal.
On November 10th, 2012, several ex and current footballers voiced their concerns over the mentality of the Irishman and his respect for England.