The Tyne-Wear derby may have gone quiet on the pitch over the last couple of years but the war of words is still alive on social media, with many Mackems not reacting well to a dig from Allan Saint-Maximin.
The Magpies winger was responding to his inclusion in Alan Shearer’s Team of the Week when a Sunderland supporter called out his lack of goals and assists this season, to which the Frenchman couldn’t resist a cheeky dig.
I wish I could score my first goal against your club but… pic.twitter.com/yQp7ZY1ZJP
— Allan Saint-Maximin (@asaintmaximin) November 4, 2019
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Naturally, some supporters of the Black Cats do not appreciate his joke, and have responded with further criticisms of his performances.
Some have pointed out that more Sunderland players have scored against Premier League opposition than he has this term, and it is fair to say there is no love lost between the rivals despite not facing each other on the pitch since March 2016.
Here are some of the reactions from supporters, who couldn’t prevent themselves from rising to the call-out from the 22-year-old.
Our second choice centre half has more goals against premier league opposition then you do #SAFC
— jamie_ab21 (@Ab21Jamie) November 4, 2019
Couldn’t finish your dinner after missing those 2 sitters on the weekend. 😂😂😂 All legs and headband you 😂
— John Ollier (@JohnOllier3) November 5, 2019
I-wish-I-could-score-my-first-goal-against-you. Hilarious and he’s a Legend. What a small time club newcastle are. Hilarious and a Legend, aye OK.
— KNGHTHOOD (@knghthood) November 5, 2019
He probably wouldn’t score past us, him and Almiron have less goals this season than Tom Flanagan has against Premier League teams
— George (@SAFCGeorge6) November 5, 2019
Think he needs to remember 4 of our players have more goals against premier league clubs this season than this clown😂😭😭
— Josh (@2585Josh) November 5, 2019
Newcastle’s answer to Didier Ndong is piping up
— SunderlandAFC Info (@SunderlandafcI) November 4, 2019