Fabio Borini poses with Sunderland Olympics runner after training ground catch-up

Sunderland star Fabio Borini has posed with Olympic-bound Aly Dixon to recreate their copy-cat celebrations.

Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 9:38 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 12:34 pm
Aly Dixon
Aly Dixon

Sunderland fan Dixon is heading to the Olympics in Rio later this year after qualifying for the Great Britain team, following her performance in last month's London Marathon.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Dixon has a history with Sunderland fan Borini after copying the Italian's famous goal celebration when she crossed the Great North Run finishing line last year.

And the pair met up at the Academy of Light this week, with Borini tweeting a picture of the duo in tandem with hand in mouth and arm outstretched after Dixon had watched the Sunderland squad in training.