‘His mam’s gonna go mad’ - Young Newcastle United supporter goes viral with Sunderland chant

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The Newcastle United faithful were in good spirits on the south coast despite a painful 3-1 loss to Brighton on Saturday.

A hilarious young Newcastle United fan set social media alight over the weekend as he led a balmy rendition of the 'Mackem in Milan' chant at the AMEX Stadium.

A clip shared by Will Shearer, the son of Magpies legend Alan Shearer, on social media has amassed 1.5 million views as supporters tried their best to enjoy a day out on the south coast despite a 3-1 defeat at the hands of Brighton.

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In the short video, a young Newcastle United fan is held aloft on someone's shoulders, is given a pint to hold and conducts the fanbase through the chant with style, expletives included.

The chant, which has been on the go for a while, pokes lighthearted fun at local rivals Sunderland and has been given some extra gusto thanks to Newcastle United drawing AC Milan in this year's Champions League group stage.

Reacting to the video online, it was perhaps unsurprising to see Magpies fans finding the humour in the clip with the Wearside rivals not so amused by the post.

Some Twitter users heralded the young chap's father as 'Dad of the Year' while others joked that 'his mam's gonna go mad when she sees this' and that it was 'quality' to 'start them young'. Another added: "The passion from the kid when he sings that last line is magic."

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One user wrote: "6-7 year old, wearing a Newcastle shirt, singing Newcastle songs and holding a pint is quite possibly the most Geordie thing I have ever seen!"

Jordan Henderson celebrates a win over Inter Milan at the San Siro (Image: Getty Images)Jordan Henderson celebrates a win over Inter Milan at the San Siro (Image: Getty Images)
Jordan Henderson celebrates a win over Inter Milan at the San Siro (Image: Getty Images) | Getty Images

Sunderland fans weren't all quite so taken by the clip, one labelled the away Magpies supporters a 'strange set of fans'. Others were quick to point out that Jordan Henderson, who was born and raised in Sunderland, did indeed play against Inter Milan in Italy for Liverpool and scored against AC Milan at Anfield.

Some Black Cats supporters did see the humour in the moment and wrote: "It’s just absolutely outrageous banter. Really have to hand it to them, they know how to enjoy themselves."

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