A number of Sunderland fans have found themselves getting a touch emotional after seeing some new footage of former captain Grant Leadbitter.
This weekend, the Black Cats hosted Bolton Wanderers in their League One fixture. Not only did the game see Sunderland claim an important 1-0 victory, but it also saw an appearance from one of the club’s most cherished players over recent years.
A visibly emotional Leadbitter was caught on camera as he stood in the tunnel high-fiving a number of his former teammates. He then walked out onto the pitch, waved to the appreciative home crowd, and kissed the turf.
Leadbitter retired at the end of last season, having just won the EFL Trophy with the Black Cats.
The 35-year-old’s return to the club was shared online for the enjoyment of many Sunderland supporters, who were more than happy to express their emotional response to the touching moment.