It was coming… James McClean apologises for THAT tweet
Whether he was told to or whether he made the decision himself we’re not sure, but Irish winger James McClean has apologised for THAT tweet sent after the Kazakhstan game last night.
We would be amazed if you haven’t either seen it or heard the gist of it at this stage, but if you haven’t, a quick trip over here will tell you all you need to know.
Young James was understandably unhappy at being given the cold shoulder by Trap while a series of strikers attempted to play on the left wing instead and he articulated his feelings almost immediately after the game on Twitter, throwing some colourful language into the bargain to really hammer home the message.
It was deleted almost instantly, but it had been retweeted over 1,000 times before it was erased and photographic evidence made its way around the web before long, including, of course, to our own fine website.
The Irish squad made their way back to London after the game last night, so everyone involved would have had plenty of time to stew over McClean’s incendiary actions and the Sunderland winger was very contrite when addressing the issue today.
Whether the apology is enough to salvage his Irish career while Trap is in charge remains to be seen, but hopefully everyone can move on as it would be a shame to see such a talent go to waste over such a frivolous incident.
Although his honesty is refreshing and his thoughts were probably shared by the majority of Irish fans, it was also a little unprofessional on McClean’s behalf so maybe he’ll learn not to be so quick-fingered in future.