Ex-Sunderland Noble brands Black Cats a “sh*t club with sh*t fans” and calls supporter “mong”

Former Sunderland player Liam Noble looking very happy during a Carlisle away day
Liam Noble in happier times (Image: Twitter/Paddy Madden)

Carlisle United striker Liam Noble has been forced to remove his Twitter account by the club after going on a disability-bashing, hate-filled tirade against Sunderland on the social networking site.

The 20-year-old player from Cramlington is facing a disciplinary hearing at his current club after seemingly contravening their Customer Charter:

“Carlisle United Football Club is committed to the principle that all employees treat each other, customers, spectators, players, officials with respect and courtesy, irrespective of race, colour, religion or gender and strictly adheres to the Football League’s anti-discrimination policy.”

The offending tweet appeared to be instigated by a certain Sunderland fan on the wind-up:

Who the fuck is Liam Noble?

— Adam Rossiter (@adamJrossiter) April 23, 2012

liam noble the man who is known by sunderland fans for being a complete cunt on twitter and not for the fact he used to play for us

— Adam Rossiter (@adamJrossiter) April 23, 2012

Following various exchanges with Sunderland fans, Noble was prompted to tweet:

“Not bitter at all about leaving Sunderland! Sh*t club sh*t fans! Hope to see you’s soon. Maybe give us a derby next year. Haha.”

… Rossiter is sceptical about the possibility of this arrangement:

@LiamNoble17 well considering carlisle is in the north west of england and sunderland is north east, it’s hardly a fucking derby you mong

— Adam Rossiter (@adamJrossiter) April 23, 2012

… and Noble can’t help but respond in kind:

Liam Noble's offending "mong" tweet
Mong... Offensive (Image: Twitter/Liam Noble)

Players and staff from both clubs, past and present, also chimed in:

It’s official we have a new busiest man on twitter winner…. @LiamNoble17 we all know you support the toon #zzzzzzzzz

— Rory Loy (@Loyman5) April 23, 2012

@Loyman5 @liamnoble17 You’d think he’d have told everybody that by now.

— Andy Hall (@cufckit) April 23, 2012

“@Loyman5: It’s official we have a new busiest man on twitter winner.@LiamNoble17 we all know you support the toon #zzzzzzzzz” AND NO1 CARES

— Jordan Cook (@cookz10) April 23, 2012

Think someone may realise they have said way too much @Liamnoble17#neverforgetyourroots

— darren williams (@dazzawill28) April 23, 2012

Noble’s “mong” tweet caused serious offence and the Ready To Go Sunderland Message Board took matters into their own hands. One user wrote to the Carlisle United media department (well, media man – who is supposedly also the kit man):

To whom it may concern,

As I suspect you may already know, one of your fringe players (Liam Noble) has been simultaneously abusing Sunderland fans and the club via his official twitter account.

This may seem like good banter but I feel gravely offended that he called someone a ‘mong’. He has used an utterly disgusting word which offends me deeply as I have members of my family who suffer from terrible disabilities and it is not a term that should be used loosely.

I hope that appropriate action will be taken against the player and I will look forward to any response from Carlisle United.

A quick reply was posted:

The club is carrying out an investigation as we speak.

Kind regards,


It was also suggested that the News & Star, a local newspaper that reports on Carlisle United matters, should be contacted too. The newspaper appeared to be most interested as journalist, and reported Sunderland fan, Amanda Little replied:


Thank you for taking the trouble to send this to us.
One of my colleagues, Jon Colman, is looking into the matter.

Regards Amanda Little

Sure enough, an article by popped up on the paper’s website – written by a Phil Coleman.

The final character in this drama was played by Noble’s partner, Zoie McCloskey, who referred to the Sunderland fans attacking her man as “sad sufc support”:

@JodieNM_1D you no me jo they got told sad sufc support that’s all just Jel Nufc are doing so well haha cxx

— zoie mccloskey (@zoiemc) April 24, 2012

@zoiemc @JodieNM_1D them pesky Sheff United fans

— Marc Chandler(@ChandyShop) April 24, 2012

… she then went on the rampage:

Who the hell @justreading123 think u are calling us u don’t no us just cause Liam said something doesnt give u right to call us

— zoie mccloskey (@zoiemc) April 24, 2012

What kind off ppl are sufc fans calling my kids if there dad upset u so what that’s not them.sad twats calling baby’s @LiamNoble17

— zoie mccloskey (@zoiemc) April 24, 2012

Ppl call @LiamNoble17 for calling sufc but its ok to call his wife nd kids i dont think so much worse than calling a f**king sufc

— zoie mccloskey (@zoiemc) April 24, 2012

@zoiemc @justreading123 why don’t u come and see me and call my kids you sad little man no life to calling kids

— zoie mccloskey (@zoiemc) April 24, 2012

To all the sad sufc fans who think its ok to call my kids cause there dad @LiamNoble17 upset u go fuck yours selfs rot in hell

— zoie mccloskey (@zoiemc) April 24, 2012

Karma is a bitch and soon some sad man will meet her

— zoie mccloskey (@zoiemc) April 24, 2012

Like I said I no there dad said things ppl didn’t like but I keep my family out of it as much as I can u don’t like him fine

— zoie mccloskey (@zoiemc) April 25, 2012

@justreading123 am not a tart or a chAver u don’t no me u only no off Liam so don’tcall ppl u don’t no thanks

— zoie mccloskey (@zoiemc) April 25, 2012

@justreading123 and as for sunderlands name I am not the best at foot Ball so if I said the wrongclub name that my fault

— zoie mccloskey (@zoiemc) April 25, 2012

@justreading123 yes Liam should never have said that but u call me and kids chavers and mess we are nothing like that

— zoie mccloskey (@zoiemc) April 25, 2012

The row set off a bit of a Wikipedia fight between fans of Sunderland and Newcastle before Liam Noble’s Wikipedia page was, perhaps sensibly, blocked. Check out our animation of how it unfolded below:

Carlisle player Liam Noble's Wikipedia page being defaced
Noble... Defaced (Image: Wikipedia)