Newcastle United poke fun at bitter rivals Sunderland with cheeky social media post

Newcastle United have taken aim at bitter rivals Sunderland with a tongue-in-cheek social media post.

Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 11:56 am
Updated Tuesday, 17th December 2019, 4:55 pm
BURNLEY, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 14: Steve Bruce, Manager of Newcastle United poses for a selfie with a fan during the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Newcastle United at Turf Moor on December 14, 2019 in Burnley, United Kingdom. (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Twitter was awash with Black Cats fans sticking the boot into their Magpies counterparts in the aftermath of Rafa Benitez’s men’s relegation from the Premier League in the summer of 2016, with “Enjoy Burton away” the cry.

In the subsequent three years there’s been plenty of water under the bridge, as United returned to the top flight at the first attempt, while Sunderland were relegated to League One courtesy of Burton Albion, and then striker, and former Sunderland man, Darren Bent.

And that’s not something lost on Newcastle’s Twitter admin.

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“We enjoyed Burton away…,” the club tweet reads. Followed by: “#OnThisDay , Dwight Gayle and Mo Diamé were on target as #NUFC defeated Burton Albion 2-1 at the Pirelli Stadium.”

Sunderland have lost three of their last four games against Burton, including a 2-1 home loss in November.