Police have opened an investigation into allegations that the Mackem winger has been the target of death threats.
Well knock me down with a shit stick!
The 23-year-old was criticised for his decision not to wear a Remembrance Day poppy on his shirt during the Black Cats' 2-1 defeat at Everton last weekend.
The Republic of Ireland international subsequently received a mixed response from the travelling Sunderland supporters when he was introduced as a second-half substitute during Sunday's 3-1 victory at Fulham.
It is understood that threats have been directed towards McClean on Twitter, and he has now cancelled his Twitter account.
A statement released by Northumbria Police read: "Police are carrying out inquiries following a report of threats made on social networking sites.
"Officers have spoken to Sunderland AFC and inquiries are ongoing."
Martin O'Neill: "James will deal with it (the booing). I think it is to do with the issue last week, it's a free choice in this world. James has lived with a lot of things - he's getting death threats too now so that doesn't help."
Yep it certainly IS "a free choice in this world" . so why is he making a meal that a large percentage of people in this country (not just football fans) . think he is a NOB HEAD?
Source: Newcastle United Mad