VIDEO: Craig Gardner joins Sunderland fans for Newcastle clash

Craig Gardner joins Sunderland fans for Newcastle derby match
Gardner… In the thick of it (Image: Twitter/@jaffas1)

Suspended Sunderland midfielder Craig Gardner was able to ease his disappointment about missing the Tyne-Wear derby on Sunday by joining fans of the Black Cats for the game.

He arrived with them on the train, was swiftly coerced into singing his new manager’s name and ended-up caught on camera celebrating in the stands.

Watch Craig Gardner respond to cries of “Gardner, Gardner give us a song” on the metro:

It was a great day for the city of Sunderland after their team demolished the Toon Army 3-0 at St. James’ Park.

See how the story of Craig Gardner’s day was told on Twitter:

Absolutely gutted gunna be missing next 2 games especially next week if I’m allowed ill be in the crowd singing my heart out #hawaythelads

— Craig Gardner (@CraigGards8) April 7, 2013

Wooooooowwww on the train #hawaythelads

— Craig Gardner (@CraigGards8) April 14, 2013

Woowwww twitter.com/CraigGards8/st…

— Craig Gardner (@CraigGards8) April 14, 2013

@craiggards8 sorry for jumping on you when we scored i couldnt help it. Best day of my life thanks for the memories #hero

— John (@John_Wood83) April 14, 2013

Can’t believe @craiggards8 actually came on the train with all the fans today, absolute legend #OneCraigGardner

— will emmerson (@will_e97) April 14, 2013

@craiggards8 @gerrymac_ twitter.com/jaffas1/status…

— phil jeffries (@jaffas1) April 15, 2013