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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.


Enda Kenny attends Remembrance service

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, has attended a Remembrance service in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland.

The symbolic visit came as the Co Fermanagh town marked the 25th anniversary of the IRA Poppy Day bomb attack, which claimed the lives of 12 people.

Mr Kenny laid a laurel wreath at the cenotaph, only yards from where the no-warning blast detonated 25 years ago.

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