Newcastle fans will have massively enjoyed the events of Sunday afternoon. As their squad was touching down in the capital ahead of yesterday’s trip to Arsenal, their Tyne-Wear rivals, Sunderland, were playing the Checkatrade Trophy final where they lost to Pompey on penalties.
— Newcastle United FC (@NUFC) March 31, 2019
Whilst the Magpies may have been a day early for April Fools day, they still managed to successfully mug off their rivals with their very well timed tweet. As Sunderland fans would have been in tears over their Wembley loss, the Geordies were arriving in London on what was described by their Twitter admin as a ‘glorious afternoon’ and none of the travelling Newcastle fans would disagree with that.
In recent years, Sunderland have been able to boast a superior record over Newcastle when it comes to clashes between the two sides, yet now that the Black Cats are rotting in League One it’s hard to see a way that the two sides will be meeting anytime soon, unless of course, they find themselves clashing in a domestic cup game. That won’t bother the Geordies one bit, though as they’ve loved seeing Sunderland flailing.
You can read the Magpies’ reaction to their club’s cracking tweet here:
Cheers Cattermoles crying nice one
— Claudio Cacapa (@Cacapa1892) March 31, 2019
"glorious afternoon" pic.twitter.com/8P9dOIqw8u
— Evgeny Kolobrodov (@Jason_Mag) March 31, 2019
Trafalgar Square should be nice and quiet now
— Nick French (@NickFrenchNUFC) March 31, 2019
See what you did there hahahaha
— Jonny (@jonnymchale13) March 31, 2019
Tweet of the day
— chris (@ChrisMagpie1) 31 March 2019
— Michael Hood (@mickthehood) March 31, 2019
This admin deserves a pay rise
— Ryan (@itsRyan1892) 31 March 2019
HAHAHAHAHA yes lads
— The Toon Magpie (@Toon_Magpie) 31 March 2019
Glorious because I personally witnessed a Sunderland fan weeping over a welfare trophy
— (@TOONdids) 31 March 2019
The Geordies love content like their club’s tweet from Sunday, and anything to troll their bitter rivals will always go down well with the St James Park faithful.