James McClean fined two weeks' wages and apologises for offensive social media post

James McClean.James McClean.
James McClean.
James McClean has been fined two weeks' wages by his club Stoke City after what was described by The Potters as an 'ill advised and offensive' social media post.

Stoke City confirmed on Friday that following an internal disciplinary review, disciplinary action has been taken against James McClean for an inappropriate social media post.

Mr. McClean has been fined two weeks’ wages by the Club and has also agreed to delete his Instagram account.

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The player has expressed contrition and recognises that the post was ill advised and offensive.

He said: “I never wanted to cause any offence but I now realise that I did so and for that I apologise unreservedly. I have spoken to the Club and will be deleting my Instagram account.”

The Club and the player will be making no further comment on the matter.

Mr. McClean had posted an image of himself wearing a balaclava under the legend 'Today's School Lesson - History'.

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