Many Sunderland fans have responded to comments made by owner Stewart Donald over a recent claim of an unpaid £20m debt.
Life at the Stadium of Light is as controversial as ever at the present time having seen current owner Donald’s time in charge be largely unsuccessful.
Latest news to come out of the club is that the current owner could part company and sell without repaying a debt that he used to finance his takeover.
That report amongst other incidents around the club has angered fans, prompting further unrest at the club, which has been centre to the Netflix series ‘Sunderland ‘Til I Die.’
Relegation over the last few seasons from the Premier League to League One began under the guidance of former owner Ellis Short, before Donald took over, allegedly using broadcast income that is paid to relegated clubs from the Premier League to finance the move.
With that money yet to be repaid, Donald is now attempting to sell the club, and fans are now growing inpatient, leading to the owner to discuss various reports and club issues in a latest statement via Sunderland Echo.
Reacting to the news which was featured in Sunderland Echo, fans of the club gave various comments via Facebook group Sunderland AFC Fans Group, and below are just of those…
Anthony Conlin: Chancer Donald, shut the door behind you
Peter Smith: They never answered any direct questions. All a whitewash to me
Bob Langley: All the answers relating to the funding and accountancy practices are correct. Normal business practice. Think the response is as expected
Tom Quinn: In one question it says the sale of the club would most likely be a sale of Madrox and then later says once the club is sold the money flows into Madrox who at that point have no connection to Sunderland. Is Sunderland AFC Ltd for sale or Madrox Ltd?
Andrew Hodgson: All contracts have confidentiality clauses, it is common practice
Andrew Gillespie: Seemed direct enough answers to me…perhaps get someone with an IQ above ten to explain the answers
Martin Stobbs: It is technically the Echo that mention a past comment that the sale of Sunderland would likely mean selling Madrox. It seems now that Madrox is more likely to sell the Sunderland AFC asset and potentially look at other sports investments elsewhere. Again, both are those are only possible/likely, not definite
Daryl Harris: Where’s Charlie boy now
David Wales Taff: They could not answer how much Santori paid for his shares so how are going to ya clown
Thomas Tansey: Not saying they should not but they are using it so they don’t have to answer questions, it is how it works
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