Luke O’Nien: Bizarre Scenes As Sunderland Player Brazenly Kisses Opponent

Luke O’Nien: Bizarre Scenes As Sunderland Player Brazenly Kisses Opponent

Martin Moses
  • Weeks after a piggyback on an opponent player, Sunderland's Luke O'Nien is back at it again
  • This time around, the 28-year-old kissed Norwich's Jacob Sorensen during a quibble
  • Apart from the incident, Sunderland won the game courtesy of an Abdoullah Ba strike

Well, this might be hilarious or amusing, depending on what you find funny: imagine how you would react if an opponent kissed you in the middle of an altercation.

That's precisely what happened during Sunderland's Championship game against Norwich City at Carrow Road on March 12.

Sunderland's full-back, Luke O'Nien provided a bizarre moment in the second half when he kissed Jacob Sorensen.

Luke O'nien, Sunderland, Norwich, piggyback
Sunderland's Luke O'Nien celebrates after the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich on March 12. Photo by Joe Giddens.
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The two were involved in a subtle altercation on the touchline when O'Nien kissed Sorensen on the lips. The opposing player wasn't too impressed by the antics and put his hand on O'Nien's neck before they were quickly separated by their colleagues.

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Fans react to O'Nien's antics

A section of fans online were amused by O'Nien.

@Larry_King joked:

"Luke should have been sent off for that, to be honest. The laws of the game say you can't do this without buying the opposition player dinner first."

@Kyle said:

"Standard Luke O'Nien behaviour. How he doesn't get sent off every game is beyond me."

@Dean said:

"That’s sexual assault disgusting."

No action was taken on either player as Sunderland claimed vital points away from home. The Black Cats will be hoping to make it to the Championship playoffs at the end of the season.

O'Nien's piggyback incident

This is not the first time O'Nien was involved in something fishy. Sports Brief had previously reported on a hilarious incident on February 18, as Sunderland faced Bristol City.

Fans were treated to a comical moment as one player decided to piggyback his opponent to stop a counter-attack in a desperate attempt to prevent an opposition score.

In the 81st minute of the game, Sunderland's O'Nien hopped onto the back of Bristol's Alex Scott to thwart his efforts and the referee had no option but to brandish a yellow card.