Sunderland owner Stewart Donald takes sarcastic swipe at match official in Peterborough United draw

Sunderland fans had a lot to say about referee David Coote's performance in the 2-2 draw with Peterborough United on Tuesday evening.

Thursday, 4th October 2018, 11:05 am
Updated Friday, 5th October 2018, 3:56 am
Sunderland owner Stewart Donald joked about the referees performance against Peterborough United on Tuesday night

Jack Ross' side missed the chance to go within two points of the automatic promotion places after the game swung on the dismissal of Bryan Oviedo with just over 20 minutes remaining.

And while fans accepted Coote was right to send the Costa Rican off, overall he was heavily criticised by the Stadium of Light faithful with one fan believing it was the worst refereeing display he's seen in his 27 years supporting the club.

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Ross labelled Coote's display after the game as "indifferent" as the match official endued regular boos and chants of 'you don't know what you're doing.'

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"Strange because I hear some of the comments saying we get favours here, we have had a couple of penalties against us, red cards, we haven’t had too much go for us here."

And on Wednesday morning, Sunderland owner Stewart Donald was the next to refer to Coote's performance.

Sunderland fan unhappy with the display from the match officials vs Peterborough United

Donald, who viewed the incident at the Kingsmeadow, quote tweeted the clip with a witty comment.

"Found our next match referee," said Donald via his Twitter account.

Witty response by the Sunderland owner

Ross' men are in action against the Bantams at Valley Parade and will hope to avoid such controversy surrounding the referee as they aim to stay in touching distance of the top two.