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.
#SAFC has missed out on the chance to host the Rolling Stones at the Stadium of Light.
The club says it was in preliminary talks with the band but planned work on the pitch meant they couldn't agree on dates. pic.twitter.com/Ex2bz3hzMs
— BBC Newcastle (@bbcnewcastle) February 8, 2018
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.”
That’s a shame. They might have actually seen a good performance for once! ???? https://t.co/dTJFtfSv0X
— Alan Shearer (@alanshearer) February 8, 2018
Shearer is now a pundit, but during his playing days became a Newcastle legend.
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.
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