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Newcastle United legend takes aim at Sunderland with latest social media post

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Despite finding themselves in separate divisions this season, the rivalry between Newcastle United and Sunderland is still fierce, with the North East rivals still often trading blows on social media.  

Newcastle, are of course a Premier League outfit, having won promotion from the Sky Bet Championship last season.

The 2016/17 campaign was far from a success for Sunderland, who suffered relegation from the top-flight, returning to the Championship for the first time in a decade.

On that second-tier return, Sunderland have struggled, with Chris Coleman’s side in serious danger of falling through the trap door and suffering another relegation – albeit this time to League One.

Away from football it has been revealed that Sunderland held talks about hosting a Rolling Stones concert at the Stadium of Light but failed to agree on dates, which has received plenty of reaction, including an opinion from Alan Shearer, former player and manager of Newcastle.

Shearer has taken to his personal Twitter account to deliver a dig at Sunderland, insisting it is a shame that the Rolling Stones won’t be playing a gig at the Stadium of Light, as “they might have actually seen a good performance for once.”

Shearer is now a pundit, but during his playing days became a Newcastle legend.

The Verdict

Shearer’s comments are light hearted, but more than likely will get under the skin of Sunderland’s supporters, who are suffering another season from hell this year.

There is plenty of tension at the Stadium of Light, with Sunderland facing another relegation battle.

Seeing their fierce rivals back and gloating in the top-flight will not help to lift the mood around Sunderland.

Sunderland fans… Let us know your thoughts!


Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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