Watch the hilarious moment Sunderland star Luke O’Nien jumps onto a rival’s back and gives him KISS, leaving fans in limbo

LUKE O’NIEN found a new way to get booked.

The 28-year-old Sunderland star was in action against Bristol City on Saturday when he was shown a yellow card for stopping Alex Scott at half-time.

Luke O'Nien kisses Alex Scott


Luke O’Nien kisses Alex ScottPhoto credit: Rex
O'Nien received a yellow card for destroying City's counter


O’Nien received a yellow card for destroying City’s counterPhoto credit: Rex

But instead of pulling a shirt or tripping, O’Nien rode along on his opponent’s back as he sped away.

Better yet, he planted a kiss on Scott’s face to calm things down.

Scott saw the funny side, but that didn’t stop referee Gavin Ward from pulling a yellow card out of his pocket.

The Black Cats looked like they were on their way to three points when Jack Clarke put them ahead with a stunning shot after 59 minutes.

But in added time, Nahki Wells calmed his nerves and fired home from the penalty spot to give the visitors a point.

The draw leaves Sunderland fifth in the playoff picture – level on points with Millwall in sixth and Blackburn Rovers in seventh.

Automatic promotion looks unlikely as runners-up Sheffield United are 12 points clear.

Despite dropping two points at home, Sunderland boss Tony Mowbray was keen to focus on the positives.


“When Jack hit that one I thought we were going to get over the line but we have to take the penalty, pocket the point and move on,” he said.

“If we had said earlier in the week we were going to take seven points, including another trip to London which was our third in ten days, we probably would have taken that.

“That was just another challenge for our young team and in general we coped well, other teams are allowed to attack us and have a game plan, that’s football.

“We just couldn’t see it over the line. It’s a good experience for us.” Watch the hilarious moment Sunderland star Luke O’Nien jumps onto a rival’s back and gives him KISS, leaving fans in limbo


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