West Bromwich Albion fans react on Twitter to James McClean signing
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West Bromwich Albion fans react on Twitter to James McClean signing

IRELAND will have another player in the Premier League next season after James McClean signed a three-year deal with West Bromwich Albion, however opinion among Baggies fans is mixed over the transfer.

McClean received death threats and was booed by his own supporters after refusing to wear a poppy on his shirt when playing for Sunderland against Everton in November 2012.

The winger adopted the same stance when playing for Wigan against Bolton in November 2014, before which he wrote an open letter to Latics chairman Dave Whelan explaining his decision.

McClean is from Derry, where British soldiers shot 26 unarmed civilians during a civil rights march, 14 of whom died.

From the reaction of West Brom fans on Twitter since news of his possible switch to the club first emerged, it's fair to say the jury is still out…

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