Fans of Sunderland have been reacting to a post on Twitter, in which the Black Cats relayed footage of the club’s manager, Lee Johnson, discussing Tuesday’s disappointing defeat.
In a fixture that could have seen Sunderland close the gap to second-placed Peterborough United to just two points, Johnson’s side ultimately went on to blow their chance, as goals from Will Keane and Callum Lang cancelled out Charlie Wyke’s first-half opener, seeing relegation-threatened Wigan take all three points from the clash at the DW Stadium.
And, speaking in his post-match comments, Johnson was brutally honest in his assessment of Sunderland’s performance in the loss, suggesting that his side got what they deserved from the fixture because of the fact that the Black Cats simply did not do enough to win the game.
After Sunderland then relayed the manager’s comments on Twitter, fans of the club flocked to have their say on the matter, with many, despite being furious with their side’s performance, appearing to appreciate Johnson’s honesty.
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So, what exactly did these Sunderland fans have to say in reaction to Lee Johnson’s comments?
“Listen tonight was dreadful and something we should expect from a team full of bottlers but fans calling for LJ’s head, come on. He has been fitting square pegs in round holes, it’s not his fault. These players were the cheap options brought in by SD and are simply not good enough.”
“At least he is honest. Maybe a few of the players might look in the mirror and do the same.”
“Boss says it as it is. Players didn’t do it tonight, cost us automatic that.”
“Brutal and honest assessment.”
“Honest and visibly livid, sometimes you have to appreciate that. He could have covered it up but didn’t and I like it personally.”
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