Sometimes you get days in football that make the hairs stand up on the back of your neck.
Yesterday, at the Stadium of Light was one of those days.
Over 3,000 Hatters supporters made the long trek to the north-east and certainly made themselves heard in what was an attendance not far short of 38,000.
When the equaliser, from the penalty spot, hit the net, the noise was immense.
After the game, Alan McCormack, via social media, took time out to praise the travelling support:
Unreal support from every one of yous. ???????????????? https://t.co/aeugz9H91Z
— Alan McCormack (@almc16) January 12, 2019
McCormack, as you’d expect, was in the thick of the action and was, in my opinion, the Hatters man-of-the-match, a view shared by several on social media.
The midfielder, the victim of an unsavoury incident late in the game, which saw a red-card brandished, wasn’t afraid to declare his loyalty to the Hatters course, something that was noticed by those on social media, with the following illustrating the point perfectly:
Fantastic game Macca. Loved the way you upset a few Mackems at the end ????????????????????????
— Kev Lennon (@kevlennon1) January 12, 2019
Unreal from you giving it to the home end at full time aha
— Max Burrell (@MaxBurrell5) January 12, 2019
But, it wasn’t all about winding up the home support, McCormack gave his all, something that was appreciated:
— J (@hatter1981) January 13, 2019
And when it came to the whole day, can it be described any better than this:
Just walked in the door.
What a day.
I shed tears today
Immense performance after what unfolded this week
— Brian Anley (@troyfontus71) January 13, 2019
Unreal effort from every one of yous! Can’t fault that performance.
— Pete Nemeth (@petenemeth1989) January 12, 2019
And finally, with Nathan Jones now history, what better than this post to finish on:
Proud to be a hatter today!! Brilliant performance let’s move on and finish off what taff started!!!
— Garygaryweir (@Garygaryweir1) January 12, 2019
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