A footballer who does not wear a poppy to mark Remembrance Day, is to not wear a poppy to mark Remembrance Day, again.
Stoke City player James Mclean, an Irish Republican, has never worn the club shirt of whom he plays for, with the poppy design embroidered on it, which all English League clubs adhere to, on and around the anniversary of Britain's involvement in the First World War. Instead, he wears a club shirt that does not have one on, and the world does not end.
Despite being born in the part of Ireland which is officially part of the United Kingdom, the winger, like so many others there, has a Catholic background and is Irish, thus, not British.
Media critic Michael Mikelsson commented, "the guy's never wore it, and I'm sure, in the past few years, it's been reported on every single time by the media. Do they think one year he's just gonna go 'ah, well fuck my principles and family heritage I'll do it this year?' Are they going to report this EVERY single year he's still a professional football player?"
"We get it media, your agenda is UK Unionism, but this guy's allowed his political beliefs, too. They're like an irritating infant who keeps asking you the same question until they get the answer they want."
"They're obviously so bound by their masters that they have to keep up this hegemony and propaganda aimed at influencing everyday people against others", he said.
"Or, they're lazy bastards doing minimal writing, copy-and-pasting from their archives. Either way - complete bellends!"