Middlesbrough fans show support for Sunderland captain Grant Leadbitter with this classy gesture

Middlesbrough fans have shown their support for former midfielder Grant Leadbitter – after the Sunderland captain took a step back from football.

Saturday, 15th February 2020, 4:03 pm
Middlesbrough fans unfurled this banner showing their support for Sunderland captain Grant Leadbitter

Fans of both the Black Cats and Born were quick to send their well wishes to the 34-year-old – with Middlesbrough supporters now showing their backing of the midfielder in a fantastic way.

Ahead of their Championship clash with Luton Town, Middlesbrough fans unfurled a series of banners dedicated to Leadbitter.

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They read: “Tough times don’t last. We’re with you Grant.”

Supporters also chanted: “He's magic you know, just watch Leadbitter go."

The popular midfielder spent seven years at the Riverside Stadium before returning to his boyhood club, Sunderland, last January.

He has racked-up almost 150 appearances at the Stadium of Light during his illustrious career.