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Gibson faces disciplinary action over video criticising Sunderland teammates

The Ireland midfielder described his side as ‘s***’ following their 5-0 loss to Celtic at the weekend.

Darron Gibson (file pic).
Darron Gibson (file pic).
Image: Donall Farmer/INPHO

SUNDERLAND HAVE CONFIRMED that Darron Gibson is set to face an internal disciplinary process after footage emerged of him criticising teammates after Saturday’s 5-0 loss to Celtic.

The Ireland international was filmed with supporters in a bar, with footage uploaded to social media in which he described his side as ‘sh**’.

He said that certain teammates ‘did not care’ about playing for the Black Cats, but maintained that he was committed to the club.

“I might be off my face in here but I still want to play for Sunderland,” he said in the video. “The rest of them f***ing don’t though.”

The club released a statement earlier today.

It read: “Darron Gibson has not conducted himself in a manner befitting Sunderland AFC.

“We will initiate our internal disciplinary process. Darron has apologised this [Monday] morning.”

The 29-year-old has been at the club since joining from Everton in January, and has made 12 appearances since.

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Sunderland were relegated from the Premier League last season, and begin their 2017-18 Championship campaign at home against Derby County on Friday.

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