Sunderland fans were out for blood yesterday as their side lost 2-0 at Sincil Bank against Lincoln City.
Tyler Walker scored a goal in each half as the Black Cats fumbled and floundered against Michael Appleton’s side. Despite the Imps winning only one of their previous 11 fixtures, they controlled the pace of play from start to finish.
Jack Ross sat on the touchline a bewildered and broken man as his side looked to pump long balls into Charlie Wyke, who struggled against veteran Jason Shackell.
Wyke blew a good chance towards the end to reduce the deficit, but the result could have been even worse had Walker not missed a 54th-minute penalty for the home side.
After the game, the 1,800 strong travelling support were an unhappy bunch. Some left as early as the 60th minute, around the time the Imps extended their lead. By the time referee Brett Huxtable blew to end the encounter, half of the travelling fans were gone.
Those that did stay booed their team off, with some remaining to abuse the players as they left the ground. Tom Flanagan, a player who didn’t even get on the pitch, was caught on video being abused for doing his hair, despite not having stepped foot on the pitch.
Some of their supporters feel this is a step too far, even for a club as divided as the Black Cats,
I’m not even going to share the video of the so called #SAFC fan giving personal abuse to Tom Flanagan. Totally out of order. Regardless of your opinion of the player, that’s bang out of order. No place at our club for that shit !
— james naisbett (@jamesnaisbett) October 6, 2019
— Sam Jones (@HotdogsForTea1) October 6, 2019
— Daniel Hull (@DanHull22) October 5, 2019
“Fans” having a go at a player who didn’t even play today. Not a Flanagan fan myself but he didn’t deserve that. Wish he could be that cool when he’s on the pitch tho #safc
— Chris Viola (@JeebazSandals) October 5, 2019