Sunderland and Newcastle haven’t met for a while now given their league statuses but that does not mean the rivalry has watered down.
If Sunderland go up for next season, it remains unlikely that they are going to face Newcastle again, too, as the Magpies look set to remain in the Premier League.
But, that said, the Black Cats have got the upper-hand on their north-east rivals in one respect – and that’s by earning the affections of Bayer Leverkusen.
A fan on Twitter asked the German side who they preferred of the two clubs and they responded as below:
Sunderland follow us, so them https://t.co/6gBdI2t9CI
— Bayer 04 Leverkusen (@bayer04_en) March 19, 2019
Certainly, this was always going to get fans talking on Twitter and, duly, it has with Sunderland fans clearly loving what the German side had to say.
Let’s take a look at that from Twitter now…
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) March 20, 2019
— hannah (@brownh1989) March 19, 2019
— ????⚪️ (@_tomsafc73) March 19, 2019
Always preferred you lot like
— Jake Collinson (@SAFCJC91) March 19, 2019
— Benjamin Robinson (@Benjamin9723) March 20, 2019
— Sunderland Türkiye ???????? (@Sunderland_Tr) March 20, 2019
— George.o6 (@george6o) March 20, 2019
Plenty was said here, then, and it’s safe to say the rivalry between the two still burns bright…