Following reports of discriminatory abuse targeted at Stoke City’s James McClean over the weekend, Kick It Out have released the a statement.

The statement reads: “James McClean was once again subjected to disgraceful anti-Irish and sectarian abuse this weekend. We have informed The FA so they can investigate but we reiterate – the abuse he continues to receives is absolutely unacceptable and shames our game.

“We have been in constant contact with Stoke City and James, as we continue to offer our full support. Greater action must be taken by the authorities to safeguard his and his family’s wellbeing, because the current situation cannot continue.”