Black Cats score own goal while confirming that star faces an ‘internal disciplinary process’
SUNDERLAND confirmed they were taking action against Darron Gibson for his X-rated rant – but scored a massive own goal when announcing the news.
While announcing that the midfielder would face an “internal disciplinary process” following the shocking footage – they spelt his name wrong!
The Republic of Ireland international’s first name is spelt with an O before the N, but bumbling club staff misspelt it wrong on THREE occasions, including the heading, when confirming their investigation.
The statement read: “Darren Gibson has not conducted himself in a manner befitting Sunderland Football Club.
“As a consequence, we will initiate our internal disciplinary process to deal with the matter.
“Darron has apologised this morning.”
The Black Cats appear to be in turmoil both on and off the pitch as they prepare for their return to the Championship.
They were thumped 5-0 at home to Celtic in a pre-season friendly on Saturday.
And that was followed by the embarrassing footage that emerged of Gibson from later that evening.
He was also filmed threatening to “punch a fan’s f****** head in” as he let rip in the pub.
The episode was quickly circulated on Twitter following a heated conversation with Sunderland supporters on Saturday night.
Gibson, who appeared drunk in the clip, is criticised by a fan for going out drinking after 5-0 home pre-season thrashing by Celtic.
The former Manchester United and Everton man – who later contradicted himself by saying he had not been drinking – insists he does care about the club and wants to play well for them.
Then he suggests others do not feel the same way.
Gibson seems to claim that expensive signings Lamine Kone, Jeremain Lens and Whabi Kazri do not want to play Championship football with Sunderland.
Gibson says: “We’re s***…. Of course I’m bothered, I don’t want to be s***…
“There are too many people at the club who don’t give a f***. You tell me who doesn’t want to be at the club?”
To the suggestion that Kone is one such player, Gibson replies: “Right, there’s one.”
The names of Lens and Khazri also crop up, to which Gibson says both times: “Next one.”
A supporter then accuses Gibson of being “off you’re f****** face in here”.
Gibson’s row with fan: transcript
Fan: You’re not a team.
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: 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. Say whatever you want.
Fan: I’m not going to sit there and blow smoke up your a***. You’re sitting here 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
Gibson: Am I p***ed out of my head? No, I’m not.
Fan: You’ve just been playing doggy for 90 minutes.
Gibson: Where, Celtic? I came on for 15 minutes. Get him here. I’ve not been doing doggy for 90 minutes. I’ll punch his f***ing head in.
Fan: What he’s saying is we’ve been spannered 5-0 and you don’t seem too bothered.
Gibson: How does he know I’m not too bothered.
Fan: Are you not on your way?
Gibson: Stay there and we’ll see what happens.
Fan: Mate just get on your way.
He responds: “Right. I might be off my face in here but I still want to play for Sunderland. The rest of them fucking don’t though. The rest of them don’t.”
As the heated exchange continues, Gibson is accused of being “doggy” for 90 minutes against Celtic.
To this the 29-year-old Irishman argues: “Against Celtic. I came on for 15 minutes.
“Get him here now. I’ve not been doing doggy for 90 minutes. I’ll punch his f****** head in.”
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