Following their relegation into League One, it’s been confirmed that Stewart Donald has completed a £40m takeover of Sunderland (yes forty!), made even more laughable after news that he’s keen to bring Chris Coleman back – just a few weeks after he was sacked!
Getting rid of Ellis Short is a move that’s delighted fans on Wearside and could be set to propel them in the right direction, but that doesn’t change just how unbelievable some of this is.
Not only does the takeover show Sunderland are now worth a tenth of NUFC (if Ashley’s £400m asking price is anything to go by), but their attempt to re-appoint the man they recently sacked really is the cherry on the top!
As you’d expect, Newcastle fans have had their say on the matter – and some of the posts on social media are brilliant:
Technically speaking, Moussa Sissoko is worth 75% of Sunderland AFC. pic.twitter.com/oF3AHu9pCw
— NUFC 360 (@NUFC360) May 21, 2018
— Mark (@Mark74NUFC) May 21, 2018
Aleksandar Mitrovic is worth half of what Sunderland are worth ? https://t.co/di86qjvaCv
— Adam. (@SimplyMitro) May 21, 2018
Jamaal Lascelles is worth more than Sunderland football club.
— Black&WhiteBarmy (@BlackWhiteBarmy) May 22, 2018
— The Ginger Pirlo™️ (@TheGingerPirlo_) May 21, 2018
They call us obsessed. I call it karma.
Enjoy Accrington away lads!