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James McClean subjected to discriminatory abuse

James McClean, Stoke City

The PFA is aware of further abuse aimed at James McClean in yesterday’s EFL fixture between Stoke City and Millwall.

Following the discriminatory chants at Huddersfield - the PFA have been working with Stoke City, the EFL, The FA, Kick It Out and PGMOL in order to facilitate a united approach to tackling this issue.

We have already been in contact with The FA and James directly regarding incidents yesterday, we will be following up with both clubs and all other relevant footballing bodies. We want to see a strong response - offenders need to be identified and punishments issued.

There is no justification for this or any other type of abuse and the PFA stands fully beside every player who faces discrimination.

  • The PFA's previous statement, dated January 2nd 2020: click here

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