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Sunday 23 October 2016

James McClean hits back at abusive Millwall fans

Published 15/04/2015 | 13:04

James McClean
James McClean

Republic of Ireland international James McClean was singled out for some special attention when Wigan Athletic travelled to play Millwall at the Den.

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Goals from Jimmy Abdou and Magaye Gueye secured a 2-0 victory over Wigan in a win-or-bust clash which looks certain to spell relegation for the Latics.

Both sides learned on Monday that Rotherham, the team directly above them just outside the drop zone, could face a three-point penalty for fielding an ineligible player.

And it was the Lions who came out on top against their fellow strugglers to cut the deficit on the Millers to four points ahead of any possible disciplinary action.

An incident-packed game also saw three brawls and three red cards as tensions frequently boiled over at a raucous Den.

James McClean, who has made headlines over his decision not to wear a poppy, in the past came in for a disproportionate amount of abuse.

This was McClean's response on Instagram today: "Hard to take that defeat, alot of clear cut big decisions didnt go our way, as for the abuse from the big hard crowd do me a favour godsake me misses gives me a harder time."


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