James McClean suspended by Stoke City for alleged breach of Covid-19 rules
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James McClean suspended by Stoke City for alleged breach of Covid-19 rules

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND international James McClean has been suspended by Stoke City for an alleged breach of coronavirus public health regulations.

The Derry-born winger was accused of rule-breaking after posting a video to his Instagram account, which showed him boxing with a trainer in a gym.

Current lockdown rules in England prohibit trips to private gyms as they aren't regarded as providing an essential service.

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A statement on the official Stoke City website read: "Stoke City can confirm that James McClean has been suspended with immediate effect pending a disciplinary hearing into an alleged breach of Covid-19 regulations, namely training in a private gym.