Even away from League One action, Phil Parkinson and Sunderland know how to push the buttons of supporters.
“Sometimes you’ve got to roll your sleeves up and get through a period in the game and I don’t think we did that.
“We’ve got another bite of the cherry, we’ve got to do it the hard way and make sure we’re resilient enough to get into round two.”
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) November 9, 2019
Sunderland were held to a 1-1 draw at home in the first round of the FA Cup by fellow League One side Gillingham, with Olly Lee’s 46th-minute equaliser being met with no reply from the Black Cats (per BBC Sport), forcing a replay for the two sides to add to Parkinson’s already congested fixture schedule.
And after throwing away the lead, plenty of Sunderland fans on social media were yet again fuming with the club and in particular Parkinson, who gave his post-match thoughts via Sunderland’s official Twitter account which was met with criticism from supporters.
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Here’s what Sunderland fans had to say on Twitter about the 51-year-old’s thoughts on the game, with many supporters fuming with the lack of effort the team have displayed in recent weeks and slamming Parkinson for his poor start to life at the Stadium of Light…
Worst display by a group representing SAFC in over 70 years watching the Club. Not a team, just a group of players playing for themselves. No backbone, no leader.
— Ken Dixon (@KenDixon39) November 9, 2019
Absolutely embarrassing this team is absolutely disgusting no fight no heart but I bet picking their wages up won’t go to fault , disgraceful Sunderland
— Casper-MTB (@Casper8312) November 9, 2019
Same as the other night , team talk at halftime isn’t working, you are blowing your chance Phil Parkinson,
— The Baz. (@paulbasnett10) November 9, 2019
Totally wrong decision appointing this man as manager, he has a plan A with no plan B!!
— jonny (@jonny11104656) November 9, 2019
— General Mayhem (@Tony_young78) November 9, 2019
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