JAMES MCLEAN has suffered a torrid time trying to play football the past few weeks because he refuses to wear a poppy.
The Irishman gets abuse every year from the poppy fascists who demand every single player wear a poppy on the field of play.
McLean has always maintained his dignity, unlike the fans who abuse him.
At the weekend, the midfielder was subject to vile abuse and had missiles thrown at him as he was trying to do his job – some of the abuse coming from his own fans.
The Stoke player wrote this after the game:
You’ll notice Celtic captain Scott Brown liked the post on Instagram, backing McLean and rightly so!
Later that evening, McLean posted a picture with his family, proudly wearing his Celtic jersey with the tagline ‘What Matters Most’.
If people want to wear a poppy then that’s fair enough just like anyone who doesn’t want to shouldn’t be subjected to ridiculous abuse.
McLean is a massive Celtic fan and has been seen in the Hoops many times over the years. He’d love to play for the bhoys one day. If he did, there would be no issue about a poppy not being on his shirt.