'Terrifying', 'Ridiculous' - Newcastle fans react to reported Sunderland sale development
Sunderland owner Ellis Short has put the Wearside club up for sale – and Newcastle United fans have been out in their droves on Twitter to react to the news.
Sky Sports reports that Short is willing to listen to offers of around £50million as the Black Cats stare League One oblivion in the face following a desperately poor season.
The North-East club look increasingly likely to suffer back-to-back relegations all the way from the Premier League to League One after failing to improve results with Chris Coleman at the helm.
Newcastle were not the least bit sympathetic to their local rivals, taking to Twitter to mock the Black Cats, with one saying that Short has put the club up for a “ridiculous” amount of money.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Sunderland are now worth less than Jamaal Lascelles
— Jonny Martin (@JonnyMartin1) February 20, 2018
Aye, we’re beating those £300m bidders off with a stick, aren’t we
— Marc Duffy (@MarcSDuffy) February 20, 2018
Ridiculous…from an NUFC fan.
— David Appleton (@DPAppleton) February 20, 2018
Stupid question. We've always been bigger than them. They've always lived in our shadow and always will.
— paul watson (@grumpyget) February 20, 2018
Short values Sunderland at £50m while Ashley values Newcastle at £300m. Sure, we are in different divisions now, but this stark difference only emphasises how far Sunderland has fallen within a year. #nufc
— Andrew McVittie (@Andrew_McVittie) February 19, 2018
— john rickelton (@johnnierick) February 19, 2018
Terrifying when you think that's not even double what we got for Moussa Sissoko.
— NUFCThreatLevel (@NUFCThreatLevel) February 20, 2018
Sunderland are currently 23rd in the Championship table, level on points with bottom side Burton Albion.
They have won just five games since their drop from the Premier League last term and unless their fortunes change soon, another drop seems on the cards with them three points away from safety.
Coleman and his men have an absolutely huge clash on Tuesday night against fellow strugglers Bolton at the Macron.
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