A radio DJ was astounded by a Sunderland fan’s perfect punishment for the guy whose idea it was to put up Newcastle United signs.
In front of the first Tyne-Wear derby since 2016 on Saturday in the FA Cup, Sunderland was obliged to issue a contrite apology to their furious supporters after images emerged from the Stadium of Light that revealed one stand’s interior had been decorated in Newcastle colours.
Before their match in the early kickoff on Saturday, Newcastle took over the £600 corporate section by hanging posters throughout the walls encouraging the Toon Army. Some of the artwork said things like “We are United,” “Keep the black and white flying high,” and “Ha’way the lads,” which was replaced with the tongue-in-cheek Toon phrase “Howay” in another piece.
Additionally, the fan call-in about the naive decoration did not let down, as one enraged Mackem was unable to contain his outrage at what he would punish the person who came up with the idea. “I believe that person should be made to apologise in the centre circle either before the game or at halftime,” he stated. I believe the club should disclose their name and address.
The presenter was horrified by the thought of giving over the fan’s name and home address, even though the fan’s initial remarks appeared harsh. He had trouble speaking at first and eventually informed the fan that such a punishment wouldn’t be the greatest option.
Sunderland supporters were astounded to see banners at the Stadium of Light with Newcastle themes.
Half of the plan was an apology in the Stadium of Light’s centre circle.
The majority of sensible people on social media also found the comments to be excessive; on Twitter, one person commented, “Think the name and address is a bit much like,” while another remarked, “Dishing out addresses is a bit too far.” “Yeah, let’s just pop their info out there,” joked a third. Perhaps a picture of every member of their family as well? A Geordie then said, “Rattled beyond belief.”
It’s the first meeting between the two teams since March 2016, when Newcastle’s 1-1 draw at St. James’ Park—which left them two points behind Sunderland in the Premier League—proved to be crucial. But the next season, Sunderland was demoted to the bottom of the league and even to League One, while Newcastle made a triumphant return to the top flight.
Regarding the decorations at Sunderland’s stadium, Newcastle supporters had a field day making fun of their fierce rivals
Sunderland is sixth in the Championship under former Rangers manager Michael Beale. They will be savouring the opportunity to make it ten games without a loss against a fatigued Newcastle team, having last lost in August 2011.