Darron Gibson has launched an extraordinary attack on his club Sunderland following their 5-0 pre-season friendly defeat by Celtic on Saturday.
Just hours after the match, a drunk Gibson told supporters, in a video uploaded to Twitter, that ‘Sunderland are s**t’, before saying many of the players don’t care about the club.
When asked by those around him whether he is bothered by Sunderland’s current predicament, Gibson insists: ‘Of course I am, I don’t want to be bothered that we are s**t. There are too many people at the club who don’t give a f**k.’
However, the midfielder doesn’t stop there as he then labels Lamine Kone, Jeremain Lens and Wahbi Khazri among the players who ‘don’t give a f**k’ about the team.
And after being questioned about his loyalty to the Black Cats on Saturday night, the former Manchester United man replied: ‘I might be off my face in here but I still want to play for Sunderland, the rest of them f***ing don’t though. The rest of them don’t.’
This outburst comes just under a week before Sunderland start their Championship campaign at home against Derby County.
Gibson and his Sunderland team-mates were left with a bitter taste in their mouth on Saturday following their huge loss against Scottish Premiership champions Celtic.
A hat-trick from Callum McGregor and goals from Jonny Hayes and Stuart Armstrong put Sunderland to the sword at the Stadium of Light ahead of the new season.
*Chatter from fans as they ask Gibson questions*
Gibson: I know you’re not being personal, I’ll answer you… we’re f*****g s**t
Fan: Are you bothered about it though? Are you bothered that we’re s**t?
Gibson: Of course I am. [Fan: You don’t seem too bothered] I don’t want to be bothered that we’re s**t.
Fan: You don’t want to be bothered?
Gibson: I don’t want to be bothered. There’s too many people at the club that don’t give a f**k.
Fan: Such as?
Gibson: Do you want me to say? You tell me who is not committed to the club.
Fan: First of all Kone, he doesn’t seem bothered…
Gibson: Right, there’s one.
Fan: Jeremain Lens?
Gibson: *Nods* Next one.
Fan: Whabi Khazri?
Gibson: *Nods* Next one.
Fan: Darren, you? You’re off your f*****g face in here.
Gibson: *Pauses* Right, I might be off me face in here but I still want to play for Sunderland, the rest of them f*****g don’t though. The rest of them don’t.
Fan: You’ve been absolutely scalped by Celtic today, Sunderland have been smashed up and you’re in here off your face, that looks good for the club doesn’t it?
Gibson: Do whatever you want pal, I’m not arsed.
Fan: You’re not my pal.
Gibson: I understand what you’re saying, I totally understand what you’re saying.
Fan: I’m not going to sit there and blow smoke up your a***. You’re p***ed out of your head.
Gibson: P***ed out of your head what? Who’s been p***ed out of their head? What, now? Are you p***ed out of your head? [Fan: Not me, mate] Am I p***ed out of my head? No, I’m not.
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