If there is any opportunity for Newcastle United fans to rub salt into the wound of their arch rivals Sunderland, they are going to take it.
The Magpies were given plenty of ammunition when a video emerged of Darron Gibson describing the Black Cats as “s***”.
The midfielder only joined the North-East outfit from Everton in January, but during a rant in which he admitted that he was drunk, the Irishman criticised the club and a handful of players.
According to The Guardian, Gibson was filmed on Saturday evening after the team, who were relegated to the Championship last season, suffered a 5-0 defeat to Celtic in a pre-season friendly.
In the clip, he reportedly claimed that he still wants to play for Sunderland, but that he is disappointed in the attitude of some of his teammates.
The midfielder did not reveal the names of the players, but during a conversation he suggested that Jeremain Lens, Lamine Kone and Wahbi Khazri were among those who he believed were not pulling their weight.
The Guardian quotes Gibson as saying:
“We’re f****** s***. Of course I am [bothered]. I don’t want to be s***. There are too many people are the club who don’t give a f***.
“Right, I might be off my face in here but I still want to play for Sunderland. The rest of them f****** don’t though, the rest of them don’t.”
As expected, some Newcastle fans took pleasure in Gibson’s outburst.
Just watched that Darron Gibson video. Pure gold. Picking on the foreign players despite the fact that all of them are better than he is.
— TheMackemSlayer (@TheMackemSlayer) July 31, 2017
Darron Gibson trending for honesty. Bizarre.
— Michael (@rooney03) July 30, 2017
the only shame with the Darron Gibson video is that he doesn't try to make a Citizen's Arrest
— ian cusack (@PopularSideZine) July 30, 2017
— Adam Dickson (@adamdickson1984) July 30, 2017
Oh Darron Gibson, what a man.
— CompleteNUFC (@CompleteNUFC) July 30, 2017
Darren Gibson 😳 and safc 🙈#nufc
— Jasper® (@BorderJasper) July 30, 2017
There was one Newcastle supporter who cut him some slack…
— Toon Army 757 (@ToonArmy757) July 30, 2017