Fans praise Jobe Bellingham for reaction after scoring against his old club
JOBE BELLINGHAM received plenty of praise for refusing to celebrate after scoring against old club Birmingham City.
The now Sunderland midfielder, 18, left his boyhood team for the Black Cats around the same time his brother Jude, 20, sealed his dream transfer to Real Madrid from Dortmund.
Today he came up against his and his elder sibling’s ex-team for the very first time as Wayne Rooney took Brum up to the Stadium of Light.
And the inevitable happened when the midfielder broke the deadlock for Sunderland in the Championship showdown.
A corner was whipped into the box in the 17th minute and was flicked on into the path of Jobe.
He clinically stabbed home from close-range before turning away to seemingly go and celebrate as his team-mates raced around him.
However, even though a wry smile appeared on his face, he remained subdued as the rest of Sunderland’s players embraced him.
The Sky Sports commentator covering the game declared it as a “you know who” moment – but most viewers were pleased to see Jobe’s reaction to scoring against his old employers.
“Pain, glad he didn’t celebrate too much,” responded one Birmingham fan.
Another said: “Fair play Jobe not celebrating.”
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A fellow Brum supporter said: “Respect Jobe for not celebrating, shows respect for his boyhood club.”
As another added: “Fair play Jobe not celebrating.”
Midfielder Jobe came up through Birmingham’s youth system before making 26 senior appearances.
Brother Jude similarly became a club legend at the age of 17 before joining Borussia Dortmund in 2020.
He won the German cup in 2021 and went on to play 132 times in Germany, scoring 24 and emerging as an England star before joining Madrid.
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