FA to probe abuse aimed at Mcclean
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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