Cheer up, Stevie Bruce
Sunderland manager Steve Bruce has accused Newcastle of lacking etiquette after The Monkees’ Daydream Believer was played over the stadium tannoy at the end of his side’s humiliating 5-1 derby defeat on Sunday.
The Toon Army had taunted Bruce all afternoon with a reworked version of the 1960s hit. So the Black Cats’ boss was not best pleased when the stadium DJ picked the song to play immediately after the match.
Newcastle fans drowned out the original with the lyrics:
“Cheer up Stevie Bruce,
Oh what can it mean
To a Sad Mackem B******
And S** football team.”
Bruce hit out at the decision to play the track and warned he is hoping to dish out revenge before too long.
He said: “It is 71 days until the next derby at our place, not that we are counting. I hope we can repeat the same dosage when they come to our place. It was typical of that club’s etiquette.”
I wonder if Newcastle fans will sing the song next time now they know it offends him?