Wigan midfielder and Irish international footballer James McClean, who was born in Derry in Northern Ireland, has written a letter explaining his decision not to wear a remembrance poppy like the rest of his teammates.
McClean was booed repeatedly for not wearing a poppy at the match between the Bolton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic at Macron Stadium on Friday night.
The footballer has previously received death threats for his decision over the past few years not to wear a poppy at matches.
The footballer said that "for me to wear a poppy would be as much a gesture of disrespect for the innocent people who lost their lives in the Troubles" as it would to be a remembrance for those soldiers who died in the World Wars.
He made reference to the 1972 Bloody Sunday massacre, in which 13 civilians were shot dead by the British army at a civil rights demonstration in Londonderry.