Sunderland They're a s*** club with s*** fans, says former Black Cats striker Noble
17:38 GMT, 24 April 2012
Former Sunderland striker Liam Noble has launched an amazing attack on the Barclays Premier League club following his release and branded them a 's*** club with s*** fans'.
Newcastle fan Noble spent more than three seasons at the Wearside club after graduating from Ged McNamee's academy and becoming a reserves regular three years ago.
The 20-year-old was top scorer for Keith Bertschin's second string side but was unable to break into the first team under Steve Bruce or Martin O'Neill.
Outburst: Noble has blasted his former club on Twitter
He reluctantly gave up his quest to become a Sunderland regular earlier this season after a spell on loan with Carlisle United.
The Cramlington-born forward eventually joined Greg Abbott's League One promotion hopefuls permanently in January.
Since then his Twitter account has attracted more interest than his impact for the Cumbrians whose excellent league campaign has faltered in recent weeks.
And he has angered his former employers with a number of lively observations on his Twitter account, culminating in a series of controversial comments.
Prospect: Noble was handed a deal by Sunderland but has moved to Carlisle
Noble tweeted: 'Sunderland was great until I signed a pro contract. Only one club gave me a shot at pro football. Many thanks to everyone at Carlisle United. Great club great fans.'
He later added: 'Not bitter at all about leaving Sunderland! S*** club s*** fans! Hope to see you’s soon. Maybe give us a derby next year. Haha.'
Abbott and chairman Andrew Jenkins have taken a dim view of their new player's stance and they are expected to find him later this week. Sunderland have refused to comment.