James McClean deletes Twitter account

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Following Britain's decision to leave the European Union, Republic of Ireland footballer James McClean sparked further controversy by posting a picture alongside Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister and influential Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness.

If the image didn't surprise his followers, then it's safe to say that the caption that went alongside it did; the midfielder suggested that the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland should unite following Friday's historic and extremely surprising decision. 

His tweet read: 'Reignition of the flames of reunification #BorderPoll #UnitedIreland.'


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It's not the first time that McClean, who currently stars in the Premier League for West Brom, has been the focus of debate; he's previously turned his back on the British national anthem and refused to wear shirts with the remembrance poppy on them.

It has been well documented that the 27-year-old has been critical of the role that the British army played during Bloody Sunday back in 1972. 

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The footballer may well represent the Republic, but he was born in Derry and clearly holds hope of the two countries coming together. 

Following his unexpected post, he's opted to delete his Twitter account. 

For those of you that are fed up with political issues, then you may well be gearing up for this weekend's Euro 2016 Round of 16 fixtures. 

McClean and co. are set to come up against hosts France on Sunday, while Northern Ireland will play Wales on Saturday. 

England, meanwhile, will have to wait until Monday to take on Iceland for a place in the quarter-finals of the prestigious tournament. 

What did you make of McClean's tweet? Have your say below! 

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