Colback: Newcastle fans clapped Sunderland players off pitch

Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback has revealed some Newcastle United fans clapped the visitors off the pitch after Sunday's derby win.

Sunderland midfielder Jack Colback has revealed some Newcastle United fans clapped the visitors off the pitch after Sunday's derby win.

Colback was a second-half substitute in the famous 3-0 triumph.

“I was getting quite a lot of stick warming up – you’ll not need to ask why – so it as good to get the last laugh," he told The Journal.

“To be fair, there were a couple of Newcastle fans who had been giving me a bit of stick, but they clapped me off. So give them their due, although 99 per cent were still effing and blinding.

“It was a great day for the team, the staff, the manager and obviously the fans. They’ve finally got the chance to give some stick back and I’m sure they’ve been doing that.”

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