Sunderland midfielder Adam Johnson celebrated his team’s 3-0 win over biggest rivals in a Newcastle city-centre club, according to a report by the Mirror.
Johnson, who ran the length of the pitch to celebrate in front of the travelling Newcastle fans after scoring Sunderland’s opening goal, is believed to have partied until 3am at Livello.
The report by the Mirror claims that two Newcastle fans were ‘frogmarched’ out of the venue and ‘banned for life’ after telling saying to the staff, “He is an absolute disgrace for showing his face around here”.
The Sunderland winger left the club with the protection of 6 bouncers.
A source told the Mirror,
I find it incredible that he thought it was a good idea to go out in Newcastle after a match like that,” said a source close to the incident.
I think it is provocative after celebrating his goal in that way, right in front of the Newcastle United fans. It is asking for trouble.
The two fans who pointed that out were frogmarched from the premises. They have been told they are banned from the club for life.
But surely Adam Johnson must have known how people would react? He had six bouncers around him when he left, it was like a scene from The Bodyguard.
To go out in Newcastle after a match like that really does beggar belief.