Remember hearing yesterday that some away tickets for Wolves’ trip to Sunderland had been cancelled after ‘falling into the hands’ of NUFC fans? Turns out it was all a prank from a NUFC fan on Twitter – yet it’s made Sky Sports headlines and sent Sunderland into a mad panic!
There were claims last week that Newcastle fans tried to get into Sunderland’s home game with Norwich last week to celebrate their demise (not true, but it caused Sunderland to close cash turnstiles).
That was the start of it all, but Sky Sports suddenly claimed yesterday that Sunderland had cancelled a ‘number of tickets’ for Wolves’ trip to the Stadium of Light (on the last day of the Championship season) after fears that Newcastle fans had got a hold of several tickets in the away end.
This wasn’t the case, however, with it being revealed today that NUFC fan account @NewcastleGoals actually posted this picture of Wolves fan’s tickets, making out as if he’d got a hold of a them himself for Newcastle fans:
Sky Sports’ Keith Downie ran the story on Twitter (and it was shared on Sky’s site too), but it turns out he and Sunderland have been well and truly played with this one:
— Michael Martin (@tfMichael1892) April 18, 2018
Sunderland should have checked things out before running this by Sky Sports, but also very poor of Sky to start calling out Newcastle fans and making such big claims when their story never really seemed to add up – and this is why!
One final thing worth mentioning, it looks like Sunderland will now be reversing cancellations on the tickets they thought had fallen into the hands of NUFC fans (just incase you think the Wolves fans who actually bought them would now be unable to attend).