These Newcastle United fans saw an opportunity to fire a dig at their club’s local rivals Sunderland on Wednesday after witnessing Manchester City beat Burton 9-0, and they took it in their stride. Several Magpies supporters pointed out that it was Burton who officially condemned Sunderland to the third tier of English football after watching Nigel Clough’s side get a hammering. One sarcastically claimed that if Burton could defeat Sunderland surely they could win the second leg of their clash with Man City 10-0 in order to still progress in the League Cup. Another Magpies fan took a jab at Sunderland over their attendance for their clash with Burton, by saying the empty seats is what made them think of the current League One outfit. While the Magpies and Sunderland may not be in the same league currently, it seems the rivalry between both sets of supporters is still as strong as ever based on the twitter activity of some Newcastle United fans on Wednesday.
Nothing But Newcastle has rounded up some of the best tweets below: