Never one to duck the limelight, James McClean has put himself at the heart of reaction to the Brexit campaign.
The Derry native tweeted a picture of himself and Sinn Fein politician Martin McGuinness, captioned: “Reignition of the flames of reunification #BorderPatrol #UnitedIreland.”
James McClean's Twitter account has been deleted after he sent this: pic.twitter.com/W5XHVRTjVh— Rob McDonagh (@RobMcD) June 24, 2016
His comments followed Sinn Féin calls for a border poll on Northern Ireland joining the Republic, given Britain have voted to leave the UK but the North voted to Remain.
His account was deleted soon after - not the first time Twitter accounts belonging to the footballer have disappeared.
People aren’t too surprised that the account disappeared.
James McClean, gone from Twitter for the 237th time: pic.twitter.com/UDG2EZ3yn3— Chris McNulty (@chrismcnulty86) June 24, 2016
there goes another james mcclean twitter account— Ken Early (@kenearlys) June 24, 2016
Or that the player caused controversy in the first place.
It wouldn't be a football tournament without a James McClean Twitter story, would it?— Alan Smith (@alansmith90) June 24, 2016
Reporter at EURO 2016; 'What did you do on your day off?'
99.99% of footballers; 'played Xbox'
James McClean; 'started a political revolt'— Dodge (@seidodge) June 24, 2016
Given the the Republic of Ireland take on France in the last 16 of the Euros on Sunday, most people would prefer the winger concentrated on his football for now.
Another James McClean twitter account deleted. He's entitled to his views, and entitled to share them. But not during a major tournament.— Nathan Kelly (@NathanKelly_) June 24, 2016
Roy Keane just stared at James McClean until he deactivated his Twitter account. #Brexit— Jude (@Judacus91) June 24, 2016
Although many more enjoy a good controversy.
this should be good pic.twitter.com/ySPBorUfPc— Mental as Anything CSC (@MrCliftonville) June 24, 2016
Oh #JamesMcClean you need a good PR person but I have to laugh 🇮🇪🇮🇪— Melissa (@IrishMelissa) June 24, 2016
Not even James McClean pissing off an entire country can cheer me up, I just really hate every single old person in this fucked country— Cam 🇭🇷 (@_camwba) June 24, 2016