James McClean - I won't be silenced

James McClean says online abuse aimed at him and his family won't silence him.

The Republic of Ireland international and his wife revealed earlier this week the full extent of the abuse they have been subjected over the last few years.

The abuse included a threat to set their house on fire. 

The FAI, PFA and Stoke have all offered their support to McClean and his family this week

And McClean told Off The Ball  had the support of his playing colleagues. 

"I've been quite critical in the past about my team mates not coming out and supporting me, but this time I can't, because they've been absolutely brilliant.

"They've come out publicly and they've supported me now, and I've told them individually but they have no idea what their support means not just to me, but my family.

"And not just for me, but now is the time for them to come out and speak about their own abuse."

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