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 AFC has this evening parted company with manager Simon Grayson. https://t.co/9QX8ZCaGed
— Sunderland AFC ????⚪ (@SunderlandAFC) October 31, 2017
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:
— Mike Haddon (@haddon_mike) October 31, 2017
And to think some Sunderland fans actually fancied Grayson over a manager like Rafa. #nufc
— Andrew McVittie (@Andrew_McVittie) October 31, 2017
19 games without a home win, Grayson sacked, 22nd in the championship, still conceding to the Ameobi’s what a time to witness SAFC #NUFC⚽️
— Max Williams (@MaxWills7) October 31, 2017
— Ben (@BonStine) October 31, 2017
— Lightning (@shawwal_96) October 31, 2017
— Andy Connelly (@andy77nufc) October 31, 2017
Why have they sacked Grayson. He was doing great for us #NUFC
— Chris Bond (@chrisbond89) October 31, 2017
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.