McDonald’s launch Newcastle United themed menu for Geordie star Sam Fender

Fans labelled it the “weirdest but best collab of all time"

Whilst 45,000 pairs of eyes waited patiently for Geordie star Sam Fender to take to the Finsbury Park stage on Friday, the singer prepared by tucking into a Newcastle United inspired menu crafted by McDonald's.

The North Shields performer has been sharing a few behind-the-scenes snaps from his biggest ever headline show that took place in the popular London park on Friday, July 18.

Backstage Fender and pals dined like Kings but, as has become tradition with the down-to-earth 'Seventeen Going Under' songwriter, it wasn't glamour and flashy food he was after.

Fender and his entourage were instead seen tucking into some of McDonald's most iconic dishes including a McPlant, Chicken McNuggets and McDonald's Fries - all for free!

What made the fast food chain's menu extra special for the Finsbury Park show was that the chain took inspiration from Newcastle United to make Fender and the crew feel right at home.

Menus were printed in black and white as McDonald's embraced The Magpies theme, the colours of which were also splattered all over the stage and on a new guitar from the singer’s namesake company Fender.

Menus were printed in the black and white of Newcastle United

McDonald's shared a clip of their staff dishing up the goods backstage on social media, which prompted followers to praise the unlikely collaboration.

One wrote: "Sam Fender and McDonald's, what more could you actually want in life?"

Another said: "Just a Geordie Boy and McDonald's casual collaboration... taking over."

Others praised the "weirdest but best collab of all time" and challenged anyone to "name a better collab".

One witty follower even incorporated the fast food chain's famous golden arches into Fender's lyrics.

They wrote: "The Golden Arches illuminate the business park, I eat myself to death, feed the corporate machine."

Once fuelled up on McDonald's, Fender played an acclaimed show to the London crowd, who had come out in force for the Geordie.

Fender tucks into some fries

As well as all the hits, the singer played latest single 'Alright' which had been released earlier that day.

Despite being many miles away from home in the North East, Fender did manage to represent his local town in the giant London park.

The second stage at the event was named after the singer's local pub in North Shields and paid homage to the former landlord who helped kickstart his career.