Beye reveals why he gave away Newcastle shirt

Habib Beye has revealed why he gave up his Newcastle United shirt at the end of Sunday's derby victory over Sunderland.

"I was delighted to be part of that," the Senegal fullback told the Evening Chronicle. "To win 2-0, keep a clean sheet and beat Sunderland was a very good game for us.

"It was good for the crowd and everybody in the city.

"It means everybody is happy because you know you can't lose these games. It's a big derby and it's great for the whole club."

Speaking on his gesture to hand over his jersey, Beye added: "It was to say thank you to the crowd.

"I gave it to a little child and it's important to do this sometimes.

"We use 38 shirts each season, so it's good to give one to a young fan.

"Once I'd given it away though I realised how cold the weather was in Newcastle!

"But I enjoyed playing in this game so much.

"It was my first time and hopefully it isn't the last time."

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