Fans of Sunderland have been reacting to a post on Twitter, in which the Black Cats relayed footage of the club’s right-back, Luke O’Nien, in action against Peterborough United.
So far this season, O’Nien has been one of Lee Johnson’s stand out performers over his 30 League One appearances, with the 26-year-old scoring two goals, in addition to making an average of 1.3 tackles, 1.5 interceptions and 2.7 clearances per game, as well as averaging a highly impressive WhoScored match rating of 7.07 – ranking him as Sunderland’s third-best performer in the third tier.
The defender once again impressed in the club’s recent 1-1 draw with Peterborough United, earning a WhoScored match rating of 7.33 and throwing his body on the line to make a crucial last-ditch block from a Jonson Clarke-Harris shot.
And, after Sunderland relayed footage of O’Nien’s heroic act of defending on Twitter, fans of the club flocked to have their say on the matter, with many heaping a considerable amount of praise on the right-back.
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So, what exactly did these Sunderland fans have to say in reaction to the footage of Luke O’Nien?
“He’ll do anything for the badge, give him the contract he deserves.”
“Aw, what a lad, nothing phases him even putting himself on the line, and not for the first time. An absolute star.”
“His attitude is an absolute inspiration to all fans. The lad would do anything for the badge. Nice to see the lads with a bit of fight in them, it’s been a long time TBF.”
“This lad is unreal puts his body on the line every game fast becoming Sunderland legend.”
“Give him a 10-year contract, name a stand after him and give him a statue.”
“That man is immense and made of steel. Nothing gets past or through him. Please Luke stay and sign, you’re one of us now!”
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