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Sunderland: Fans react as Stephen Elliot takes aim at Phil Parkinson and the board

Sunderland: Fans react as Stephen Elliot takes aim at Phil Parkinson and the board

It was another miserable evening for Sunderland fans last night after Burton Albion came from behind to claim all three points at the Stadium of Light last night. 

The result leaves the Black Cats marooned in 11th position within the English third tier and actually closer to the relegation zone than to league leaders Wycombe as the pressure already begins to mount on manager Phil Parkinson. Only appointed last month, the former Bolton coach has averaged just 0.8 points per match during his 10 games in charge according to Transfermarkt.

Indeed, their recent run of form has seen the likes of former player Stephen Elliot take aim at the board for not making a statement when former coach Jack Ross was sacked. At the time, the likes of Kevin Phillips and Roy Keane were rumoured to be of interest and sections of the support appeared underwhelmed when Parkinson was formally announced in October.

Elliot, who made 81 appearances in red and white between 2004 and 2007, even went as far as to suggest players could walk all over Parkinson and that he deploys a horrible style of football.

With that in mind, here’s a look at how fans reacted to Elliot’s comments.

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