McClean avoids FA charge

The English F.A. has decided not to punish James McClean (right) for his celebrations after West Bromwich Albion's win over Sunderland at the weekend.
The English F.A. has decided not to punish James McClean (right) for his celebrations after West Bromwich Albion's win over Sunderland at the weekend.
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Derry born professional footballer, James McClean, will not be punished by the English F.A. for celebrating in front of Sunderland fans after West Bromwich Albion’s win over the Black Cats at the weekend.

McClean signed for Sunderland in 2011 but left for Wigan Athletic in 2013 but signed for West Bromwich Albion earlier this year.

Creggan Heights born McClean punched the air after West Bromwich Albion held on to beat Sunderland 1-0 on Saturday. The Derry man’s reaction proved controversial with Sunderland players and supporters.

The English F.A. has officially warned 26 years-old McClean about his behaviour.

Speaking after the game, West Bromwich Albion boss, Tony Pulis said: “He’s [James McClean] not the sharpest tool in the box, and that’s not being disrespectful to him. But he’s a smashing lad.”