Republic of Ireland international James McClean has shared images of a birthday card he received which included a death threat and vile anti-Irish messages.

The Stoke winger has often come in for attacks from supporters in English soccer because of his decision not to wear a poppy in support of the British Legion around the time of Remembrance Day.

McClean took to Twitter to reveal the latest abuse he has received, posting images of the vile words written on the card's front, back and inside.

The front of the card read: "Happy birthday and die on April 24, have an amazing death."

The card also contained a stream of vitriolic and abusive comments about McClean’s nationality along with references to Adolf Hitler and the Waffen SS.

Inside, the hatred escalates, with Bobby Sands referred to as the 1981 "Slimmer of the Year" and references to Irish people as "a race of subhuman parasites."