Sam Fender has admitted that he was “really, really hungover” during an interview on BBC Breakfast as he celebrated Newcastle United being sold by retail tycoon Mike Ashley.
After years of dissatisfaction from fans ever since Ashley bought the club back in 2007, supporters were ecstatic when the news broke that the Saudi Public Investment Fund will become the majority owner of the club.
It means they will provide 80 per cent of funds for the £300 million deal, BBC Sport reported.
With Mike Ashley’s 14-year spell now at an end, Newcastle fans kicked off the celebrations outside the team’s stadium, St James’ Park.
Fender, who was on BBC Breakfast to discuss his new album Seventeen Going Under, which is released today, was repping his beloved football club when he appeared on the show as he sported the same Newcastle United Adidas jacket that he was pictured in the night before.
The 28-year-old explained how he, along with his saxophone player, got the party started out in the Toon last night.
The Hypersonic Missiles singer 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.
“I’m really really hungover,” he said once more: “These things happen don’t they?”
Indeed they do, they happen to the best of us – which is why people were loving his candid honesty.
Niall Horan appeared to find the interview amusing as he cheered Fender on, writing “go on sammy fender,” with a lot of laughing emojis.
Another person sent their “thoughts and prayers” to the singer who described it as “the most authentically Geordie hangover I can possibly imagine.”
A Newcastle United Twitter fan page reshared the clip and told Sam to “never change.”
While someone else made an apt pun: “Fender on a Bender.”
Someone else joked how relatable Fender was, and hilariously compared it to trying to chat with your parents when you’ve just come through the door after a night out.
Here are some more of the best reactions to Fender’s hungover antics.
And it seems the interview has gained Fender some new fans…
Speaking about the takeover, Fender clarified the celebration was because Ashley had sold up and acknowledged the Saudi takeover was “quite a contentious situation”.
He said: “I’m just really happy for the fans, I’m happy for the city and happy for what probably might come from it, economically.
“It’s a bittersweet moment. We’re chuffed but there’s a lot of stuff in question that we probably need some transparency on, in the future.”
The Premier League has confirmed that “they’ve received legally binding assurances that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will not control Newcastle United Football Club.”
Saudi Arabia also resolved a piracy disagreement with beIN Sports, which own the rights to broadcast Premier League matches in the Middle East.