By Danny Wright

31st Oct, 2017 | 11:36pm

Newcastle fans react on Twitter as Sunderland sack Simon Grayson

By Danny Wright

Newcastle United fans on Twitter have taken the time to poke fun at Sunderland after it was confirmed that Simon Grayson was sacked by the Championship club.

The Wearsiders announced on their official Twitter account on Tuesday that Grayson, 47, was shown the exit door at the Stadium of Light just moments after his side drew 3-3 with rock-bottom Bolton.

Sunderland had to come from behind twice to rescue a point against the lowly Trotters, who are one of only two sides who are below them in the Championship standings.

After 15 games, Sunderland are 22nd in the table with just 10 points after a horrific start to the campaign which looks like back-to-back relegation is certainly on the cards.

Newcastle fans didn’t seem to mind too much though, as they used it as a massive chance to take a swipe at their bitter North-East rivals.

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Here is a selection of their tweets:

Sunderland finished rock bottom of the Premier League last season as they were humiliatingly replaced by their bittier rivals Newcastle after Rafa Benitez led his side to the Championship title.

David Moyes was understandably sacked after the relegation but it seems that Sunderland’s form since that, regardless of the change in division, simply has not changed.

In other Newcastle United news, Rob Elliot has claimed what was missing in Sunday’s loss to Burnley.

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