The right arm fast-medium bowler, a lifelong Newcastle United fan, revealed on Twitter that that he would be wearing a black and white tie for the occasion.
He referred to Sunderland as 5under1and, a term coined by Newcastle United fans to remember their 5-1 victory over their North East rivals in the Tyne-Wear derby of 2010.
Not sure how well my black & white tie will go down tomorrow at the 5under1and game. Parading the cup then leaving #simples— Graham Onions (@BunnyOnions) September 28, 2013
After a torrent of abuse from Mackems, Onions defended his statement by saying he is "excited and proud" to have been invited to parade the trophy by Sunderland.
Wow some aggressive responses,relax. All the players,no more so than me are excited and proud to be invited by @SAFCofficial— Graham Onions (@BunnyOnions) September 28, 2013
Last week, former Newcastle midfielder Joey Barton mocked 5under1and after the sacking of Paulo Di Canio.