Some Sunderland fans have been left fuming as their club informed the EFL that they will not be able to play their next three fixtures in League One.
As per a statement released on the official website of the Stadium of Light faithful, this is following an outbreak at the Academy of Light, meaning that as many as eight players had to sit out their 1-1 draw at home to AFC Wimbledon in what has now turned out to be their last game before Christmas.
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It has left several Black Cats fuming for a number of reasons, namely why their match against Wimbledon was allowed to go ahead in the first place, as well as not being able to watch their team in the lead up to Christmas.
It also means that the Wearside club are likely to have a very congested fixture list going into 2021 if it was not already, given that they now have to re-arrange the next three games that have been postponed.
Sunderland fan reaction to postponed fixtures
These SAFC supporters fumed upon learning of the postponement of the fixtures on Twitter, with a couple of fans even claiming that it is a ‘joke’:
I’d love to know why @EFL thought it was fine to go ahead with last nights game though? Absolute joke
— Matthew Doran (@TheDor247) December 16, 2020
Going to be in the relegation zone by the time we start playing again 🙄
— Jonathan Clark (@JonathanClark99) December 16, 2020
Makes the game going ahead last night even more of a mockery https://t.co/9jntHkOENt
— Rich (@SafcMod) December 16, 2020
Rumours that one of the players with a positive test today was in the team last night! How there aren’t any set protocols around this is absurd. Not like they haven’t had 10 month to prepare for it. @EFL are a disgrace. #safc #COVID19 https://t.co/gcOpVPij6W
— Bradley Sharp (@bradsafc) December 16, 2020
— Iain Cunningham (@Cunnyuk) December 16, 2020
Well hello relegation zone https://t.co/RC61hu63A0
— nathan rutherford (@nathanr184) December 16, 2020
Disgrace how last night went ahead if this is whats going to happen https://t.co/1oOLP0jvRW
— Dan Tomlinson (@_DanTomlinson_) December 16, 2020
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