McClean twitter ‘threats’ investigated

Sunderland's James McClean'' Scott Heppell/PA Wire.

Sunderland's James McClean'' Scott Heppell/PA Wire.

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A 29 year old Manchester man has been questioned by police in relation to “malicious tweets” sent to Creggan professional footballer, James McClean.

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) confirmed that they: “are aware of a number of malicious tweets made against a Sunderland AFC footballer.”

A spokesperson for GMP said: “To assist their enquiries, a 29-year-old man was (on Friday) interviewed under caution.”

The Sunderland winger received a number of abusive and threatening tweets and messages on social media when he was the only member of the Sunderland team who refused to wear a special Remembrance Day shirt with an embroidered poppy during a game at Goodison Park against Everton in November.

after he refused to wear a poppy on his shirt on Remembrance Day, November 11.

Enquiries are continuing.