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McClean receives death threats after poppy protest

Updated: November 18, 2012, 2:47 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Sunderland manager Martin O'Neill says Irish winger James McClean has received death threats after refusing to wear an embroidered poppy on his shirt for a Premier League match.

Police are investigating reports the 23-year-old McClean received the threats on a social networking site.

McClean was the only Sunderland player to appear against Everton last weekend and not wear a jersey with a poppy to commemorate Remembrance Day, honoring those who sacrificed their lives in ...

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