Sunderland fans hilariously mock Cattermole after birthday tweet

Sunderland fans are absolutely butchering Lee Cattermole after the club wished the midfielder a happy birthday.

It’s probably a good thing Lee Cattermole doesn’t have Twitter, because fans have been mocking the midfielder today after the club posted a birthday message with a clip of one of his two league goals for the club.

Cattermole has had a torrid season for the Black Cats, and many fans have felt he’s been hiding from the action.

Now, in the most ill-advised social media move of the century, the official club Twitter account has welcomed hordes of abuse for the 30 year-old by wishing him a happy birthday.

In fairness, the tough tackling midfielder does have a reputation for picking up cards, and already has eight yellows and a red this season.

We don’t think he’ll be getting too many cards from fans this year though, and he is one of a number of players fans are desperate to axe from the squad.

Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…