FA to probe abuse aimed at Mcclean

Irish Daily Mirror - - STATESIDE - BY EA­MON DOGGETT

James Mcclean THE English FA has launched its first probe into sec­tar­ian abuse by fans af­ter the treat­ment of James Mcclean.

The Der­ry­man, 29, was tar­geted dur­ing Stoke’s match with Mid­dles­brough last week­end by both sets of sup­port­ers for not wear­ing a poppy.

Kick It Out, which works with the FA on dis­crim­i­na­tion is­sues in English grounds, alerted au­thor­i­ties to the re­ports of anti-ir­ish abuse.

The group told The Times last night: “We have in­formed the FA, who have con­firmed they are in­ves­ti­gat­ing the mat­ter to­gether with Stoke City.

“We en­cour­age any­one who is a vic­tim or wit­ness of sec­tar­ian abuse in Eng­land to re­port it to us.”

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