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'Launching bottles and other objects from up in the stands makes you cowards, not hard men' - McClean

BBC’s Match of the Day programme was also criticised by the Ireland star.

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JAMES MCCLEAN HAS criticised Match of the Day for their coverage of West Brom’s 1-0 defeat to Huddersfield in the Premier League yesterday.

The Ireland midfielder chooses not to wear a poppy to mark Remembrance Sunday and as a result receives vile abuse from the stands.

McClean was a second-half substitute for the Baggies yesterday and put in a heavy challenge on Tom Ince – an incident which was highlighted by the BBC highlights programme last night.

But Match of the Day failed to show footage of fans throwing objects at him and the 28-year-old vented his frustrations on social media afterwards.

He also branded the supporters who threw ‘bottles, coins and lighters’ at him as ‘cowards, not hard men.”

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