Remembrance services held

Britain will unite in quiet contemplation today as Remembrance Sunday services are held in tribute to members of the armed forces who have died in major conflicts. The Queen will take part in a service at Whitehall's Cenotaph.

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Sunderland winger McClean chose not to wear poppy

James McClean did not wear the same Remembrance Day shirt as his team-mates. Credit: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Sunderland FC have confirmed winger James McClean chose not to wear a Remembrance Day poppy on his shirt in yesterday's Premier League game against Everton, ITV Football has reported.

The Northern Ireland-born Republic of Ireland international's decision sparked a flurry of Twitter activity, with some users condemning the 23-year-old and others coming out in support of his right to choose.

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