QPR 0 – Stoke City 0
QPR and Stoke City played out a goalless draw in the Championship on Saturday.
Both sides were reduced to ten men in the match. Stoke had Sam Clucas sent off after only eight minutes of the match at Loftus Road.
In the final stages of the game, Grant Hall was sent off for Rangers are he collected his second yellow card.
Stoke are 16th in the league, while QPR are 18th.
QPR fans verbally abusing Stoke’s James McClean
A video is doing the rounds on social media following the QPR vs Stoke match.
In the clip, a group of QPR supporters are recorded verbally abusing James McClean.
McClean was attacked for not wearing a poppy.
Everyone knows that McClean, who comes from Northern Ireland, doesn’t wear the poppy for political reasons.
While the poppy is linked to the World War I Remembrance Day, McClean believes the poppy also symbolises the war dead in subsequent British conflicts, namely the troubles in Northern Ireland in the 1970s.
The issue of the poppy is clearly highly sensitive. However the QPR fans used the subject as a tool to abuse McClean.
QPR fans were heard screaming “where’s your poppy” at the Stoke midfielder.
The QPR fans also called McClean a series of disgraceful names.
To his credit, McClean didn’t react to the appalling abuse.
Social media reaction
This tweet got taken down, if was QPR fans absusing McClean about the show of no poppy 🤷🏼♂️ how angry are them little boys, embarrassing to be fair 🤣🤣 #QPRSTK #QPR @QPR 🤦🏼♂️ pic.twitter.com/FOMPkzR3Bj
— Jase 🔴⚪ (@Jase2103) March 9, 2019
Ah the sad sight of a mob of @QPR fans demanding a irish player from Derry wear a poppy (in March too for some reason) showing how the @FA claims to be against racism, but really does nothing about it beyond posters and empty slogans. Those "fans" should be banned. https://t.co/wKTM30gI4l
— Uinsean Ó Caistór (@UinseanCoster) March 11, 2019