This time last year, Sunderland were still a Premier League club, and fighting for their survival in the top-flight under David Moyes, but from August they’ll be playing in the third tier of English football – up against the likes of Gillingham, Northampton and Walsall.
Saturday’s 2-1 defeat at home to Burton Albion confirmed the Black Cats’ departure from The Championship and some United fans reckon Sunderland have simply been served a healthy slice of karma.
— UtdHQ_ (@UtdHQ_) April 22, 2018
Back in 2012, Manchester United were in a neck-and-neck race for the Premier League title, and faced a trip to Sunderland on the final day of the season.
Of course, this was the year of Sergio Aguero’s dramatic late goal against QPR, meaning City clinched their first top-flight title in more than 40 years.
United beat Sunderland 1-0, but the home fans took delight in ribbing and mocking United fans that day – something that Sir Alex Ferguson kept in mind, along with plenty of fans:
That’s right we will never never never forget!!! Enjoy League 1….
— Rohan ManUtd (@edmontonjm) April 23, 2018
Karma, what goes comes round to bite you
— Marie Morgan (@richmorga) April 22, 2018
@SunderlandAFC You ok hun? 👋🏻
— Richard Smyth (@richard_smyth1) April 22, 2018
Just goes to show the class of their support tbf. When they came up with Keane #mufc helped them out massively with promising youngsters on loan and they did that. At the time i thought it was embarrassing how they went on.
— Craig Welsh (@CraigWe18996385) April 23, 2018
Enjoy league 1 @SunderlandAFC 😂😂
— Tim Simmons (@TimTastic38) April 22, 2018
Fergie knows ! The fans are right !
Sunderland are fucking shite 😂😂 class Alex just class 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😂😂
— Steve Johnston (@Sjohnston7Steve) April 22, 2018
That really has come back to haunt them, eh? What goes around comes around.