Former Newcastle and Sunderland star Chopra mocks Graham move

CONTROVERSIAL ... Michael Chopra.
CONTROVERSIAL ... Michael Chopra.

MICHAEL Chopra has mocked Danny Graham’s move from Swansea City to Sunderland via his Twitter page.

The 29-year-old, who started his career with boyhood club Newcastle United and later played for Sunderland, is widely disliked on Wearside for his last-gasp miss against the Magpies in a Tyne-Wear derby.

There are similarities between the situations of Chopra and Graham, as Sunderland’s latest signing also grew up as a Newcastle fan and once remarked he would rather play for Gateshead than the Black Cats.

In a tweet sent following the completion of Graham’s £5m move, Chopra said: “Another Geordie signs for sunderland lol wonder how many mackems sign for the toon #none”.

Chopra’s comment received almost 500 retweets on the social networking site, with many criticising him for commenting following his lack of a contribution during his time on Wearside.