‘Unless you get down on your knees and apologise then you have got to go’ – Mark Bosnich on Sunderland’s Darron Gibson

31 Jul

Darron Gibson has to leave Sunderland unless he can apologise to the players he has publicly shamed, according to former Premier League goalkeeper Mark Bosnich.

The Republic of Ireland midfielder was filmed venting his anger during a drunken night out after the Black Cats succumbed to a dismal 5-0 pre-season defeat to Scottish champions Celtic.

During his foul-mouthed tirade the ex-Manchester United and Everton man expressed his outrage about certain team-mates not wanting to be at the club – with the likes of Lamine Kone, Jeremain Lens and Wahbi Khazri coming in for criticism.

The midfielder’s future at Sunderland, under new manager Simon Grayson, is now very much in doubt and Bosnich told talkSPORT that if he was in charge Gibson would be out of the door.

“If I was the manager, I would say he had to go unless he could go and swing that dressing room back round,” the Australian said on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.

“In a dressing room if you have made your feelings clear about more than four or five of the players – and they are not particularly positive feelings – then none of those players are going to be too impressed with you.

“I would, as a manager, say unless you can go and swing those players round and basically get down on your knees and apologise then you have got to go.

“The only saving grace would be if he can go in that dressing room and somehow win those boys back around.”

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