Fix matches McClain: I`ve received more insults than any other player in England
Stoke City winger James McClean has revealed that he received `more insults than any other player` during his nine-year stay in England, but did not have the support of football authorities, the media or his Irish teammates. The 31-year-old`s comments came after Crystal Palace winger Wilfried Zaha and Sheffield United striker David McGoldrick were raped online on the weekend.
McClain was the target of insults for refusing to wear a red flower to his team on the day of commemoration of the victims of `Bloody Sunday` - a conflict in Derry (Northern Ireland) on January 30, 1972, when 26 people protesting for human rights, were shot by the British First Battalion.
`I was coming back from training and listening to TalkSport discussing racist comments on Zaha and McGoldrick on social media this week. I`m listening to the disgust reaction to them, and rightly so, because it`s awful and no one should be subjected to it. `People have to take responsibility for their words and actions, ` McClain said on his Facebook account.
`It leaves a sour taste. . . During my nine years in England, I received more insults than any other player. . . This is not an appeal for sympathy, but for asking the question, `What`s the difference? ``I have seen some colleagues from the Irish team publish posts in support of the fight against racism, as well as publications condemning discrimination, but have I ever seen any of them condemn the discrimination I receive . . . this has not happened, ` he said. added the footballer.
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