QPR fans vs Stoke’s James McClean
Last weekend in the Championship, QPR held Stoke City to a 0-0 draw at Loftus Road.
After the match, a video went viral on social media of abuse aimed at Stoke’s James McClean.
McClean, an Irish international, was the victim of an appalling verbal assault from some QPR fans.
McClean was attacked for not wearing a poppy. The verbal assault had a tribal and nationalistic tone.
Everyone knows that McClean doesn’t wear the poppy for political reasons.
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 abuse.
James McClean being abused by QPR fans today. 'They have nothing in their whole imperial arsenal that can break the spirit of one Irishman who doesn't want to be broken.' @JamesMcC_14 #coybig 👊🏽🇮🇪🇮🇪🇮🇪 pic.twitter.com/4nkpkWKeZX
— One Team In Ireland (@1TeaminIreland) March 9, 2019
James McClean taunts the FA
While James McClean kept quiet on the pitch, the Stoke midfielder has since taken to social media to have his say on events at QPR.
McClean appears furious that the FA have done nothing in reaction to the abuse.
The Stoke midfielder wrote on Twitter:
FA, I am going to just start giving abus[e] back in whatever form I like and you’ll do nothing, just like you’s are are doing every-time this occurs, otherwise that “for all” on your logo would look very hypocritical and stupid, thanks hi.
@FA I am going to just start giving abusing back in whatever form I like and you’ll do nothing, just like you’s are are doing everytime this occurs, otherwise that “ for all “ on your logo would look very hypocritical and stupid, thanks hi 👍🏼
— James McClean (@JamesMcC_14) March 12, 2019