Sunderland star James McClean in IRA Twitter row

James McClean

James McClean

SUNDERLAND star James McClean has become embroiled in a fresh Twitter row after an MP accused him of promoting a song supporting the IRA.

The Republic of Ireland winger took to the social networking site to say he’d be listening to The Wolfe Tones on his way to the Black Cats’ clash with West Brom at the weekend and that his favourite song was Broad Black Brimmer, which talks about holsters lying empty “but not for long” and taking up arms for Irish freedom.

Someone from the band tweeted McClean asking him if he would appear on stage with them in April, to which he replied: “would actually be amazing thanks”.


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