James McLean Refuses to Wear Poppy

According to reports, Sunderland winger James McLean refused to wear a poppy today in their clash with Everton. The news of his remembrance snub has been met with mixed reactions on Twitter, with many accusing him of being hugely disrespectful, while others have stuck up for him, defending his moral beliefs and right to not wear the mark of respect if he so wishes.

It isn’t the first time he’s been in some hot water, famously getting in his share of arguments on Twitter and famously used the social network to lay into Giovanni Trappatoni when he left him on the bench in a recent poor Ireland performance against Borat’s very own Kazakhstan.

The midfielder will surely now be the subject of an awful lot of debate in the footballing community, and although there is no rule to say that he has to wear a poppy, I’m sure most will see this as a huge sign of disrespect to the fallen.

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