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Sunderland fans revel after awol defender Djilobodji is sacked

Sunderland fans revel after awol defender Djilobodji is sacked

Sunderland fans have shown their jubilation on Twitter after rogue defender Papy Djilobodji had his contract terminated at the club. 

The Black Cats’ owner Stewart Donald sacked the defender on Wednesday, after he returned to the club late following the summer break, and proceeded to ‘comprehensively’ fail his fitness test.

The defender spent last season on loan at Ligue 1 outfit Dijon and was looking for a permanent deal away from the Stadium of Light over the summer. However, that did not come to fruition, but the player still refused to go back to the northeast of England.

This is a very rare occurrence where a club actually terminates the contract of a player, but fans have commended Sunderland for doing so.

The 29-year-old played played 18 games in the Premier League for The Black Cats after David Moyes signed him from Chelsea in 2016.

This is what the fans had to say:

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