Charlton Athletic striker Lyle Taylor has replied to a message from a Sunderland fan on social media, following the League One play-off final at Wembley.
Charlton secured promotion to the Championship with a 2-1 win over Sunderland in the League One play-off final at Wembley on Sunday afternoon.
Taylor was one of the standout performers for Charlton this season and scored 25 goals for the Addicks in all competitions, after joining the club in the summer.
The 29-year-old joined Charlton as a free agent last summer, after his contract at AFC Wimbledon expired, but came close to joining Sunderland.
Taylor replied to a message from a Sunderland fan on social media, from the day that he signed for Charlton.
Well this has become a little awkward ???????? https://t.co/TqKSohx57U
— Lyle Taylor (@lyletaylor90) May 28, 2019
The fan claimed that the Taylor was wrong to join Charlton and that he should have signed for Sunderland instead, claiming that the Black Cats would win the League One title.
Sunderland were huge favourites to win title and challenged for automatic promotion all season, but were forced to settle for a place in the play-offs in the end, after failing to win four of their final five league matches.
After Charlton beat Sunderland in the play-off final on Sunday, Taylor replied to the message, saying: “Well this has become a little awkward.”
Taylor has been one of the most prolific goalscorers in League One over the past few season and I’m sure he would of continued to score goals had he of signed for Sunderland.
He probably has no regrets whatsoever over his decision to sign for Charlton though and can look forward to next season in the Championship.
I’m sure Charlton fans will find this message from Taylor rather amusing, especially after the Sunderland fan described the club as a “dead team”.