If gloating about the fact they’re going to Wembley – via their League One status – wasn’t bad enough, Sunderland fans have now created a petition demanding that the Checktrade Trophy winners gains a spot in Europe.
This comes after their run to the final of a competition that saw their first team play our kids earlier in the season, with them due to play Portsmouth at 2.30pm on Sunday.
As you can see below, there’s now a change.org petition being sent around asking for the winners of Sunday’s final to gain a spot in next season’s Europa League. Yes, really..
Even our official shirt sponsors FUN88 found it funny.
Don’t get me wrong, I can see why this final means a lot to the Mackems given their last few seasons has been nothing but disaster upon disaster following back to back relegations, but a competition that sees your first team compete against Premier League sides U-23’s just shows how far they’ve fallen.
They’ve done well, they’re slowly turning it around and they may well enjoy their big day out this weekend, but the fact I’ve seen a few Sunderland fans gloating that they’re going to Wembley and we aren’t is laughable at best. We’ve played their in February – in the Premier League.