As kick-off time approached at St.James’ Park on Saturday for the Chelsea match, there was a most unsavoury incident.

As the Metro train was drawing in to St.James’ Metro (There’s a clue in the station name!) station the driver advised everybody to, “…alight here for the S***** D***** A****”.

Naturally uproar followed on the packed train as fans made their feeling known.

Surely it is bad enough the Metro lines now connected to sunderland without employing them as drivers!