VIDEO: Sunderland’s Craig Gardner sings with fans on the Metro

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VIDEO footage of Craig Gardner’s matchday trip to St James’s Park has gone viral.

The 30-second clip of the Sunderland midfielder travelling on the Metro with Black Cats fans to the derby last Sunday has been viewed more than 70,000 times making it a surprise internet hit after Newcastle United’s biggest derby defeat in more than 30 years.

The video was taken by Gardner’s friend, Sunderland boxing promoter Phil Jeffries and posted on his Facebook page, but when it was posted on YouTube by others, then internet went crazy with fans loving the clip of the 25-year-old joining a Paolo Di Canio chant on the train.

•Don’t miss your Football Echo for the full story of Gardner and Jeffries’ day and the former Black Cats players on the terraces and the commentary box who enjoyed a Sunderland derby to savour.