Sectarian abuse

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Rotherham defender Kirk Broadfoot is handed a record 10-match ban for proven sectarian abuse against James McClean, one time Wigan player now with West Brom, and rightly so.

Broadfoot is a Protestant and McClean a Catholic.

Is this the same James McClean who refused to wear a poppy on his shirt, turned his back on the Union Flag and lately refused to sing the British National Anthem before kick-off while on tour with West Brom in America?

Maybe he didn’t know the words.

Doesn’t any of that qualify as sectarian abuse?

No punishment for him then for bringing the game into disrepute?

Yet he seems prepared to earn his wages playing for English clubs and I bet he accepts the English pound in payment rather than the euro.

Terry Palmer

South Lea Avenue, Hoyland, Barnsley, S74