Sunderland have confirmed they will discipline Darron Gibson following the midfielder’s explicit rant to a group of supporters.
The 29-year-old was filmed slating his team-mates following their final pre-season friendly defeat to Celtic – a video that was subsequently posted on social media.
The Black Cats say Gibson has apologised for his conduct and will now be put through the club’s disciplinary process.
“Darren Gibson has not conducted himself in a manner befitting Sunderland Football Club,” a statement issued on Monday read.
“As a consequence, we will initiate our internal disciplinary process to deal with the matter. Darron has apologised this morning.”
Gibson said “we’re f****** s***” of his team following a 5-0 thrashing to the Scottish champions, before he was asked by one supporter whether that bothered him.
He said: “Of course I am [bothered]. I don’t want to be s***. There are too many people at the club who don’t give a f***.”
The group then reeled off three Sunderland players whom they thought Gibson might be referring to, and he said “right there’s one” when asked about defender Lamine Kone.
After a supporter raised the names of Jeremain Lens and Wahbi Khazri, Gibson responded “next one” on both occasions.
Another supporter then accused Gibson of being drunk, to which the Republic of Ireland international said: “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.”Euro Soccer Bonus
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