The Newcastle fans in the Transfer Tavern have been reacting to Olivier Bernard’s latest Twitter post. The defender, who was part of Bobby Robson’s Newcastle that finished 3rd, 4th and 5th and reached the UEFA Cup semi-final, posted a video on Twitter mocking Sunderland for their imminent relegation to League One after their awful season has left them in 23rd and seven points off of 21st placed Bolton.
Sorry guys …. I can’t help it pic.twitter.com/oCOveaOZDp
— olivier bernard (@seedorf77) 9 April 2018
The video is sure to rile up Sunderland fans just as much as it provides a laugh for the Newcastle fans. Bernard was Newcastle through and through, playing over 130 games for the club in his five-year spell for the club between 2000 and 2005. The Frenchman was a hit with the Magpies and is still loved and revered by the fans of the club. The left-back joined the club on a free transfer from Lyon in the summer 2000 and after a loan spell with Darlington, he returned to the club and became a fan favourite.
The recent dig at Sunderland is one that a number of fans have been making as their Tyne-Wear derby rivals face a double relegation after plummeting from the Premier League last season and now looking destined to be playing alongside Accrington Stanley and Luton Town, who are both set to be promoted from League Two this year. Whilst a club the size of Sunderland obviously looks out of place in England’s third tier, it’s been a fair reflection of the club’s performances since the start of last season.
You can read our local Geordies’ verdict on Bernard’s post here:
— terry wiseman (@wiseman3terry) April 10, 2018
Scrolled through all these replies and I'm still not as far down as Sunderland.
— Watsee (@watsee) April 10, 2018
— Liam Wilson (@Liam969696) April 9, 2018
Nothing to be sorry about @seedorf77
— Paul amour TOON (@CheekyTOON24) April 9, 2018
Down down down down down pic.twitter.com/KzptWsMXTt
— Carl Wylie (@wyilegeordie) April 9, 2018
just when I thought I couldn’t love Ollie anymore! I love that we have more points in the PL than Sunderland do in the championship!
— Simon Harkness (@SimonHarknesstv) April 10, 2018
@seedorf77 do not apologise!! This is brilliant
— Tom Hall (@tomhall_88) April 9, 2018
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