The well-known tabloid newspaper, The Sun, were banned by Sunderland after the paper managed to predict the club's entire line-up for their fixture against Liverpool on March 26.
Suspecting foul play, the Black Cats decided to place a ban upon the paper until the end of the season, meaning they will be restricted from accessing all future press conferences until the 2014-15 season kicks off in August.
However, The Sun have devised a way of getting their own back on the club, by quite literally taking the sun out of Sunderland.
In their daily newspaper, published on March 30, every mention of the Black Cats referred to them simply as 'Derland'.
This isn't the first time that The Sun have responded to clubs banning their press team and in contrast, 'Derland' have had it quite easy.
When Southampton made the decision to ban press photographers, the paper refused to refer to the club as Southampton, instead calling them 'South Coast Club', or 'Opposition'. The newspaper also replaced their club crest with a generic red one and failed to report any news on the team, other than their scores.
Sunderland currently sit in 19th place in the table with 25 points, only one point above bottom placed Fulham after a 2-1 defeat to West Ham last night.
The struggling club have eight games in order to ensure they will continue playing in the top division next season, beginning with an away visit to Tottenham on April 7.
The Black Cats' run will also see them visit Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United, which means Sunderland will have to fight valiantly manner in order to avoid relegation.
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