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Video: Football chant stops traffic in Newcastle

The Toure's spent three years together at the Etihad. (©GettyImages)
The Toure's spent three years together at the Etihad. (©GettyImages).

Newcastle city centre was brought to a stand-still in the early hours of Wednesday morning by a group of students signing a football chant - about Manchester City players.

The terrace anthem, dedicated to brothers Kolo and Yaya Toure was a fans favourite at the Etihad Stadium before Kolo's move to Liverpool in the summer, but it was bizarrely resurrected in the middle of Newcastle's busy night-life.

While drunken revellers poured out of nightclubs one youngster thought it'd be the ideal place to start the chant before seeing it escalate into a full-blown traffic-stopper.

Manchester City fan Joe Friar, who captured the footage, told the Manchester Evening News: "One of my flatmates is a Chelsea fan and he loves the Yaya/Kolo Toure chant and the actions after seeing me do it.

"We came out of a club and he started doing it in the middle of the road for some reason.

"I'd had a few so I joined in, being a Blue, and then loads of other people who were coming out of clubs started doing it as well and it seemed to catch on. It's pretty easy to pick up.

"It ended up going on for about 10 minutes - it was bizarre. The taxi drivers were furious - beeping their horns."

The footage shows the chant in full-swing, with some students performing the simple routine that accompanies the tune while others attempt to film the escapades on their phones and one lad even takes to his mates shoulders to get a better view of the impromptu rave.

To see the footage, tracked down by Manchester Evening News, click here.

Is the Toure chant a classic? Why not let us know some of your favourite stadium sing-alongs in the comments section.

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