James McClean fined two weeks’ earnings by Stoke City over balaclava post on social media – Independent.ie
James McClean has actually been fined two weeks’ incomes by Stoke after he published a picture of him home schooling his kids in a balaclava.
The winger has also concurred to erase his Instagram account following the post which provoked online criticism.
The 30-year-old Republic of Ireland worldwide was visualized sitting above his two kids, his face covered by a balaclava, with the caption: ‘Today’s School lesson – History.”
He utilized an emoji to underline the message was meant to be a joke but Stoke have actually taken a dim view.
McClean told the club’s website: “I never wished to cause any offense but I now understand that I did so and for that I apologise unreservedly. I have actually spoken to the club and will be erasing my Instagram account.”
McClean has been a target of abuse over his rejection to wear a poppy on his t-shirt for Remembrance Sunday given that relocating to England to join Sunderland in 2011.
McClean, who is from Derry, objects to wearing the poppy since the sign honors military personnel who have actually died in war – and not just soldiers who lost their lives in the First and Second World Wars.
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