Sunderland suspend Gibson after drink-driving charge

Getty Images
The former Manchester United midfielder was charged with "driving with excess alcohol" after his involvement in a road traffic accident

Championship strugglers Sunderland have announced that they have suspended midfielder Darron Gibson after he was charged for "driving with excess alcohol" on Saturday.

Gibson, who came through the ranks at Manchester United and also played for Everton, was involved in a road traffic accident and later charged for being under the influence.

The Republic of Ireland international had only recently been allowed back on the road following a 20-month driving ban for hitting a cyclist while driving, also with "excess alcohol" in his system on that occasion.

Gibson, 30, has played 15 times in the Championship this season, but is unlikely to feature again soon as Sunderland have opted to suspend him and investigate.

Club chief executive Martin Blain said: "We expect the highest standard of behaviour from our players and should any individual fall short of those standards then robust action must be taken."

 

 

Next article:
Manchester United appoint Solskjaer as manager until end of the season
Next article:
Fletcher tells Pogba: You're not bigger than Mourinho & social post was totally out of order
Next article:
Why Zidane would be foolish to take the Man United job
Next article:
Neville backs Solskjaer's Man Utd appointment: If he wins the Champions League he'll get it full-time!
Next article:
Not so special anymore: Antiquated Mourinho finished at the highest level
Close