Tiny Sunderland fan is an internet sensation

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TINY football fan Archie Spottiswood became an internet sensation after cheering on his team.

This cute snap of the four-month-old, from Westoe, South Shields, was sent in by his parents Gary, 27, and Jess, 24.

MINI FAN ... Archie Spottiswood.

MINI FAN ... Archie Spottiswood.

After being shared on the Sunderland Echo’s Facebook page, it was seen by almost 50,000 people, liked almost 1,500 times and shared by more than 150 people.

Gary, who works in telesales, said: “I’m a Sunderland fan and Jess’ family are Newcastle, but I won and got to dress Archie up in Sunderland gear.

“We just had some friends round to watch the match at home but Archie was loving it and he got himself all excited.

“We took this picture of him just before the match started and he was getting excited for it.

We sent the picture into the Echo but were really surprised when it started getting so many likes and shares – we really weren’t expecting it.

Gary Spottiswood

“We sent the picture into the Echo but were really surprised when it started getting so many likes and shares – we really weren’t expecting it.

“I was taking screenshots and sending it to all my friends and they were getting in touch with me to say they’d seen it.

“This is definitely something we’ll be telling him about when he’s older.”