IT was Derby Day double trouble when twins Halle and Oskar Klein cheered on opposing sides.
Rivalry has started early for the 23-month-old siblings, from Washington.
Little Halle is a dedicated Sunderland fan, while her brother Oskar supports Newcastle United.
At the weekend, the twins got together with family to watch Sunderland secure their fifth consecutive Derby triumph, after beating Newcastle 1-0.
Mum Linzi Richardson said: “We got a picture of them sitting together in their strips the other day and Halle was holding one finger up, pointing at the sky. We didn’t think anything of it at the time, but maybe she knew what the score was going to be.
“Everyone thinks they’re babies and can’t have decided for themselves which team to support but they’re both really into it, especially Halle.
Halle kept holding up her hand to Oskar and saying, ‘five, five, five’ to him.Linzi Richardson
“She kept holding up her hand to Oskar and saying, ‘five, five, five’ to him.”
She added: “They were really excited to watch the match. We went up to Penshaw Monument first to play some games and get in the mood, then got together with family to watch the game.
“Halle was winding Oskar up. She’s really into Sunderland and every time she saw the team on the telly she was clapping and shouting.
“It’s funny now because since they’ve been in the paper, people recognise them even when they haven’t got their strips on. People come over and ask if they’re the Derby Day twins.
“There’s always going to be rivalry with twins and I’d much rather they had fun with it like this than fighting with each other.”