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Must See Video Special – New Newcastle Players Singing Initiation In Front Of Squad

10 years ago

A long established tradition has seen new players at Newcastle United, and no doubt other clubs, go through an initiation that involves getting up and standing on a chair then singing alone without the comfort of a backing track.

This initiation would often happen when players arrived and was also a regular feature at Christmas when younger players would have to run the gauntlet of derision from the rest of the squad.

The latest example have been captured on film in New Zealand by Sammy Ameobi.

Find below two classic and amusing clips of new signings Ayoze Perez and Emmanuel Riviere entertaining their teammates and now, the Newcastle supporters.

Good to see the players having a laugh and building up team spirit.

First up Ayoze Perez…

Ayoze finishing off with a classic

A video posted by Sammy Ameobi (@sammyameobi) on

…and Emmanuel Riviere

New boys having to go through initiation at dinner #nz

A video posted by Sammy Ameobi (@sammyameobi) on


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