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:
Absolute disgrace of a "professional sportsman" no honour whatsoever. Glad the club are taking a strong stance & setting the precedent of what won't be tolerated. Hope he has a nice long break in his career to consider his behaviour.
— Kirsten Reed (@KirstenReed71) September 12, 2018
Well done @SunderlandAFC – hold them to account !
— Tim Harding (@timhardinguk) September 12, 2018
A find example Sunderland. I wished every other club, especially mine, took the same example.
— Lord Castle of Aston (@LeightonCastle) September 12, 2018
Discrase of a footballer, hope he never plays for another club again
— SHAY (@Shaydzzzzzz) September 12, 2018
After this he’ll never find a club to play for again.
— Jamie (@JamieSAFC_) September 12, 2018
Hope this doesn’t set a precedent! UEFA/FIFA should intervene in situations like this and he shouldn’t be allowed to sign for another club until the contract he had in place is finished! #safc
— Michael John Roper (@mickroper81) September 12, 2018
Average player at best. Who does he think he is ?
— Barry Brown (@BarryBr72940301) September 12, 2018
@stewartdonald3 what a man this is getting rid of the garbage dragging this club down. Rodwell now Djilobodj……look out ndong you are next out the door
— Mark The Mackem (@mark_j_cummins) September 12, 2018
Good riddance to Bodgejob. Worst defender I have ever seen.
— Sutts (@AndrewSutton13) September 12, 2018
SUPERB!!! @stewartdonald3 now to get shot of Ndong too! I’m SO proud of my club for taking a stand on this. Why the hell should these 2 be associated and paid for by SAFC when it’s obvious they have broken their contracts.
— Gill Shaw (@gsmsc50) September 12, 2018