James McClean “never wanted to cause offence” with social media post

Derry native James McClean says he never wanted to cause offence with his post on social media.

The post has now cost the Stoke City midfielder two weeks wages.

The Republic of Ireland international wore a balaclava in an Instagram post involving his children with the caption “history lesson”.

McClean has agreed to delete his account and agrees that that the post was ill advised and offensive.