McClean apologises for Twitter rant

Sunderland winger James McClean has apologised for his foul-mouthed tweet following Republic of Ireland's World Cup qualifier against Kazakhstan, admitting it was 'stupid' and 'disrespectful'.

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McClean was furious at not being called off the bench during the clash in Astana, which the Republic won 2-1 thanks to late goals from Robbie Keane and Kevin Doyle.

He wrote on Twitter after the game: "Delighted as a fan we got the the win.. Personal level #fuming #embarrassing"

McClean deleted the tweet within 15 minutes but it had been widely noticed and he returned to Twitter on Saturday morning to issue an apology.

He wrote: "I apologise for my tweet, it was stupid, disrespectful and I let my frustration get the better of me which still aint an excuse"

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