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McClean received death threats - O'Neill

McClean received death threats - O'Neill (©GettyImages)
McClean received death threats - O'Neill (©GettyImages).

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has confirmed winger James McClean has been the target of death threats.

The 23-year-old came in for criticism after opting not to sport a Remembrance Day poppy on his shirt during the Black Cats' 2-1 defeat at Everton last weekend.

"James will deal with it (the booing). I think it is to do with the issue last week, it's a free choice in this world," he said."James has lived with a lot of things - he's getting death threats too now so that doesn't help."

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