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.
The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall attended a Service of Remembrance at the cenotaph in Auckland in New Zealand during their Diamond Jubilee tour of the region.
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.
The Queen stood alongside the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Cambridge before laying a wreath during the Remembrance Day service, to pay tribute to injured and fallen military servicemen and women.