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English football club charged over sectarian abuse of Irish player

The English Football Association (FA) has charged Barnsley Football Club with sectarian abuse of Stoke FC player, James McClean. 

The FA has stated that Barnsley FC had not effectively stopped abuse from its supporters. The association saw “abusive and/or insulting words which included a reference, whether express or implied, to nationality and/or religion and/or beliefs" in the match on November 9, 2019.

McClean, a Republic of Ireland international, has been a target previously following his stance on refusing to wear a Remembrance Day poppy on his shirt citing his Irish heritage. 

Read more from Sky Sports News here.