Watch Sam Fender's 'brilliant' 'hungover interview after Newcastle takeover
Newcastle United fan Sam Fender admitted he was “absolutely hanging” during an interview on BBC Breakfast on Friday morning.
The singer-songwriter appeared on the BBC’s flagship breakfast show after the new the Premier League club had been sold to a Saudi-backed consortium.
The end of the Mike Ashley era brought celebrations outside St James’ Park as Newcastle’s new owners targeted trophies.
Thousands of fans who congregated outside St James’ Park will be drawing up fantasy wish-lists after Amanda Staveley, a driving force behind the takeover – vowed to transform the club into Champions League contenders.
28-year-old Sam Fender is a big Newcastle fan and joined in on celebrations but unlike many who may have skipped work today, had to appear on national tv to talk about his new album.
Sam said: "We did Jules Holland then went straight to Saint James's and my saxophone player, Johnny, got on the statue and started playing local hero.
"Five thousand Geordies started singing along because Ashley's out.
"I did about a thousand selfies, got proper mobbed but everyone was absolutely class and they gave us a lot of cans and I'm hungover.”
He added: "I'm really really hungover, these things happen don't they?"
Social media users were full of sympathy for Fender as he battled through the interview.
One user wrote: "Poor boy is seriously struggling here. Fair play."
A second added: "'I'm really hungover, like, really really hungover' ha ha.
Fellow celebrity Toon fans Ant and Dec also jumped in on the fun describing the interview as “brilliant”.
They duo tweeted: “Brilliant! Good lad. On the telly in his Toon tracksuit.”
The PIF has taken an 80 per cent stake in the club, with Staveley’s PCP Capital Partners and RB Sports & Media having handed over £305million in exchange for the keys.
Staveley said: “Obviously we bought this club with a view that we want the fans to get the trophies they deserve and we need to work with the fans to help us get there and that will take some time.
“We’re not going to be winning the Premier League just yet and it’s going to take some time to build the infrastructure at all levels to allow us to challenge for trophies.”
The Magpies host Tottenham at St James’ Park a week on Sunday in what would be Bruce’s 1,000th game as a manager.