Peterborough United were beaten on penalties by West Bromwich Albion.
West Brom squeezed past Posh on penalties at the ABAX Stadium last night, and McClean was only too happy to gloat in his side’s victory.
The Republic of Ireland international, who was booed by the home crowd all evening, used the opportunity to goad Peterborough fans into a reaction on social media.
boing boing baggies Thank you to the peterboro fans for your warm reception going to miss yous in the next round goodnight godbless— James McClean (@JamesMcC14) February 10, 2016
MacAnthony originally posted a more strongly worded tweet about the winger’s message, but then toned down his response.
I deleted my tweet cause It's not deserving of my energy. Sad! https://t.co/b19wb9D5cg— Darragh MacAnthony (@DMAC102) February 11, 2016
McClean is no stranger to controversy, and he did move to show a bit more class when messaging Peterborough midfielder Chris Forrester after the contest.
@ChrisForrester1 quality tonight lad, going to be a top player, goodluck for the rest of the season pal— James McClean (@JamesMcC14) February 10, 2016
McClean was actually one of the few Baggies players who came out of their match against Peterborough with any credit.
The former Wigan Athletic man put in a tireless performance, and helped his side progress to the fifth round of the cup competition, where they will face Reading.