Pictures: Sunderland fans send Paolo Mints to Bud the horse (punched by the Newcastle fan)

Sunderland fans have made Bud the horse an honourary Black Cat.

Bud came to fame in the aftermath of Sunderland’s 3-0 win at Newcastle a fortnight ago, when the horse was punched by a Newcastle fan in one of the most memorable images of the 2012-13 Premier League season.

Sunderland fans have since mocked the whole horse-punching episode with a series of reenactments, however the Wearsiders have now upped the piss-taking ante by sending a customised box of  ‘Paolo Mints’ to Bud.

Enjoy the images below.