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.

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."

 

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