Police investigate Twitter threats against Sunderland winger McClean
Police have opened an investigation into allegations that Sunderland's James McClean has been the target of death threats on Twitter. The 23-year-old was criticised for his decision not to wear a Remembrance Day poppy on his shirt during the Black Cats' 2-1 defeat at Everton last weekend.
A statement released by Northumbria Police read: "Police are carrying out inquiries following a third party report of threats made on social networking sites.
"Officers have spoken to Sunderland AFC and inquiries are ongoing."