A TEENAGE Sunderland fan accused of defecating on his seat at the Stadium of Light as his team suffered a punishing defeat has said: "I'm so regretful but I can't remember any of it at all."

There was widespread disgust after pictures of teenager, Callum Mawson, sat in the stadium's south stand bare legged with his trousers round his ankles were shared on social media.

Fellow Sunderland fans took to Twitter as Reading beat Sunderland 3-1 on Saturday.

But this morning the 17-year-old said in a Facebook post: "There's no excuse for my actions.

"That was me it's real I'm so regretful but I can't remember any of it at all and for the record I didn't actually have a ****."

He continued: "I honestly didn't have a ****. The club even released a statement saying there was nothing wrong with the chair."

Despite his apology Facebook users continued to admonish the Mr Mawson with one saying: "Mate, is because of ppl like u why this world is the way it is."

Another called him a 'filthy animal'.

But others spoke out in his support with one posting: "Sorry, let's be fair the way the team were on Saturday, you are the most excitement the club has had for quite a while, unfortunately for you.

"Let it blow over and never drink again."

Northumbria Police this morning released a statement confirming the teenager had not defecated on his seat.

It read: "A 17-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of being drunk in a sports ground and has been dealt with appropriately.

"At no point did he defecate on his seat."

A spokesman for Sunderland AFC said: "We are aware of the situation and Northumbria Police are dealing with the incident."

One Sunderland fan who was sitting close by insisted Mr Mawson was taking 'a sitting down wee'.

He said: "He had a sitting down wee. I'm certain he was drunk and didn't have a clue what he was doing, he was asleep for the whole of the first half."

Sunderland were relegated from the Premier League last year and are now second bottom in the Championship.

They have the worst record for home wins in the history of league football and they haven't beaten a team at the Stadium of Light in almost a year.