Sunderland were officially relegated to League One on Saturday, and it’s fair to say Newcastle fans are enjoying themselves.
Chris Coleman’s Sunderland completely capitulated on Saturday, giving up their slender lead in the closing stages as relegation rivals Burton Albion scored two late goals to steal all three points at the Stadium of Light.
The 2-1 defeat has left the Black Cats officially relegated, and they are on pace for a historically bad home record after yet another shocker at home.
As if today couldn’t get any worse for the Black Cats, their arch-rivals are rubbing salt in the wound, mercilessly mocking the Wearside club for their troubles.
Newcastle fans were amused this week when Sunderland mistakenly cancelled several tickets for their final home game against Wolves after a Geordie joke on Twitter, and it just gets better and better for the Toon Army.
Not only are the Magpies flying in the Premier League, their old foes have suffered the infamous double drop, and will of course now be in the same league as Accrington Stanley, who were promoted from League Two last weekend.
Some of the best Twitter reactions can be found below…
Enjoy BURTON they said!!!
— 9 December 1892 (@ChrisMc1892) April 21, 2018
Thank you for such a pleasurable afternoon.
— Dell (@agbnufc) April 21, 2018
Hahahahaha bye bye enjoy league 1 😂😂
— David (@SimplyMerino_) April 21, 2018
What have Newcastle United and Sunderland got in common?
They both got out of the Championship after one season
— Christopher Church (@Christopherjc5) April 21, 2018
ENJOY ACCRINGTON STANLEY AWAY.
— Burnsie ⚽ NUFC ⚽ (@BenArfaChance) April 21, 2018
But I thought you’d rather lose games in the premier league than win games in the championship? Couldn’t do either 🤣🤣🤣
— Elliot💪🏻 (@Zurrbs) April 21, 2018
Out of the division at the first attempt! Just like the said they would! #Accrington
— Mark Austin (@TPTMerch) April 21, 2018
What a beautiful tweet.
— Daryn (@DeeCeeGee89) April 21, 2018