Following Wednesday night’s 1-0 defeat against Middlesbrough, it’s safe to say Sunderland won’t be playing Premier League football next season.
The Black Cats’ run without a win now stretches 10 matches, spanning back to their inexplicable 4-0 victory away at Crystal Palace back on February 4.
It was another miserable day for David Moyes, who has been charged by the Football Association following last month’s bizarre incident where he threatened to slap a female BBC reporter.
The former Everton and Manchester United boss insists he won’t quit, despite the fact Sunderland are now starring down the barrel.
“I am here. I am the manager and I take it on the chin,” Moyes was quoted as saying by the Mirror after the match. “No one wants to win more than me.
“We have to keep going. We are not enjoying it. Not enjoying losing it, or being at the bottom. Criticism is right, but not on tonight’s performance.”
Sunderland fans have had enough
Sunderland fans, however, have just about had enough.
For the second match in a row, they chanted “You’re not fit to wear the shirt” at their players.
Asked if the chant was deserved, Moyes added: “I wouldn’t have said that. They fought for the jersey tonight. I couldn’t name one who didn’t.”
How Borini reacted to ‘You’re not fit to wear the shirt’ chant
However, the reaction to that chant from Fabio Borini has angered the Sunderland faithful.
According to the Daily Mail’s Craig Hope, Borini responded to the chant by handing his shirt to a Middlesbrough fan.
Sunderland fans are livid with Borini
Needless to say, Sunderland fans are p***ed off with the 26-year-old striker and have expressed their outrage on Twitter…
But wait… is this why Borini gave his shirt to a Boro fan?
Hope later added that he’d heard Borini had actually given his shirt to a Boro fan he’d hit in the face during shooting practice before the match.
No wonder Sunderland have only scored 26 goals this season…