Pic: James McClean pens open letter to Wigan chairman explaining why he won’t be wearing a poppy tonight
Republic of Ireland international, James McClean, wrote an open letter to Dave Whelan explaining his reasons for not wearing a poppy in tonight’s game against Bolton...
McClean has faced criticism in the past for not wearing a poppy during the annual Remembrance Day commemorations that take place in November in the UK and Commonwealth nations.
According to wiganlatics.co.uk, McClean wrote an open letter to Latics Chairman Dave Whelan earlier this week before the two met face to face to discuss the issue.
Here’s a look at McClean's letter to Whelan.
Wiganlatics.co.uk goes on to report that Mr Whelan accepted McClean's decision and it was both their wish that the letter is published in full.
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