McClean slams handling of poppy controversy

The winger first refused the gesture in November 2012, and did likewise when playing for Wigan Athletic earlier this season.

McClean made the decision due to being born in Derry, where 14 people were killed when British soldiers fired on civilian protesters during 'Bloody Sunday' in 1972.

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