Bundesliga side Borussia Mönchengladbach have hit back at Sunderland after the North East club revealed they were encouraging fans to support FC Koln when the division resumes this weekend.
The majority of professional leagues have been suspended for around two months now but it appears there is light at the end of the tunnel for football fans.
It remains unclear if, how, and when the 2019/20 EFL and Premier League campaigns will be concluded but the Bundesliga is set to restart this weekend.
Sunderland announced yesterday that they had teamed up with Koln and would be encouraging their fans to throw their support behind the Billy Goats for the rest of the season.
That doesn’t appear to have gone down well with Koln’s Rhineland rivals Gladbach, who have taken to Twitter to aim a subtle dig at the Black Cats by reaching out to Newcastle in an attempt to form a similar sort of agreement.
— Gladbach (@borussia_en) May 11, 2020
It seems the Tyneside outfit are keen as they were quick to throw their support behind Gladbach.
Viel glück, #DieFohlen! 👊🏽
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) May 11, 2020
Gladbach have fared better than 10th-place Koln this term and sit fourth in the Bundesliga as things stand.
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It’s great to see clubs aiming subtle digs at each on Twitter as we move toward the return of football, though for the moment not in England.
You’ve got to appreciate Sunderland throwing their weight behind the German side and the quick response of Koln’s rivals.
Sadly, we won’t get the chance for a double-derby, as Koln and Gladbach have already met twice in the league this term.