Sunderland's James McClean has closed his Twitter account after a row over a tweet in which he named an Irish rebel anthem as his favourite song. The Wolfe Tones song, The Broad Black Brimmer, tells the story of a boy whose father is killed fighting for the IRA.

The Daily Mail said the club banned McClean from Twitter after his tweet prompted wide media coverage.

 Click here to reach the No1 destination for hard news and exciting gossip on Sunderland