Manchester United starlet Amad Diallo has pleaded with Sunderland fans to change a chant about him.
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After a difficult loan spell with Rangers last term, Amad joined Sunderland for a season-long loan spell in the Championship as part of his continued development this season.
The 20-year-old has been on a superb run of form in recent weeks, bagging four goals in his last six appearances and becoming a firm fan favourite on Wearside where fans have dedicated their own chant to the winger.
The chant, which contains the words, ‘got the biggest d**k in the Championship’ has been sung at Sunderland games and while Diallo is thrilled with the reception he has received from Black Cats fans, he has urged them to change the words due to its racial stereotyping.
‘Sunderland fans, I’ve had an amazing time so far,’ Amad said in a video message on Sunderland’s official Twitter account. ‘I love your energy and having you sing my name is incredible.
‘But we need to be respectful. Let’s change the song, keep the noise and move forward together.’
United reportedly have the options to recall Amad in January with Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from Old Trafford heightening the need for more firepower in the side.
Sunderland boss Tony Mowbray however is desperate to keep him at the Stadium of Light, insisting an early return to Manchester would harm his development.
‘If he was to go back, then I’m not sure he’d be going back to play, and surely at the age the boy is, he needs to play,’ Mowbray said.
‘He’s doing that here, and I think this is a great vehicle for him to be showcasing his talent.
‘He’s helping our team to be successful, and he’s showcasing his talent to Man United.
‘I know he’s enjoying it – you can see that by the smile on his face every day now, as opposed to a month ago, when he was quite a shy, introverted individual.
‘Now, his talent is flourishing and he’s enjoying himself, and I’m sure he’s not in any rush to go back.’
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