“He was a tremendous servant,” “You can’t fault his commitment” – A lot of Sunderland fans are praising Lee Cattermole after it was announced that he would be leaving the club.
The former Wigan man, who was born in Stockton, joined Sunderland in 2009 and quickly established himself as a hard-tackling defensive midfielder who was fully committed to Sunderland.
Over the ten years Cattermole spent at Sunderland, particular moments endeared him to a lot of the Sunderland faithful – one such moment was when he snapped, former Black Cats, player Jack Colback in the Tyne-Wear Derby.
Cattermole’s derby record was outstanding as Sunderland won six during his time at the club.
Of course, Cattermole also suffered back-to-back relegation’s with Sunderland, but he stayed to try and get them promoted and for that Cattermole will always have a place in the hearts of a lot of Sunderland fans for at least trying.
See the best of their reactions below.
He leaves @SunderlandAFC a legend.
In a sentence, sum up what Lee Cattermole means to you @SunderlandAFC fans.
— Sky Bet League One (@SkyBetLeagueOne) July 3, 2019
— ً (@MustardSAFC) July 3, 2019
He was a tremendous servant and a credit to Sunderland.
— Matthew (@__Cattermole) July 3, 2019
He has given us the best of times and the worst of times. But throughout his ten year stay at Sunderland, you can’t fault is commitment. #SAFC
— Daniel Jenks (@DanielJenks89) July 3, 2019
Absolute hero, captain leader legend
— owen mckenna (@macca1937) July 3, 2019
— Joshua Cairns (@JoshuaCairns5) July 3, 2019
Colback and how much hes been flagged and still given 100% all the time. Proper legend. Hope he returns in some capacity when he ends his time playing
— TWANGMACKEM™️ ???????????????????????????????????? (@twangmackem) July 3, 2019
A fantastic servant to our club he was committed and a leader
— Alison???? (@missalimac1964) July 3, 2019