Sunderland defender Phil Bardsley has reportedly been suspended by the club after mocking the club's opening Premier League defeat to Fulham, according to BBC Newcastle.
The 28-year-old is believed to have mocked the defeat on social media, which didn't bode well with the clubs supporters.
He reported sent a message to reporters saying: "Great opening day. Hahahahaha hahahahaha!!!"
And manager Paolo Di Canio, along with other Black Cat officials, met with the player yesterday who demanded an explanation.
The Italian is believed to have told the player to stay away from the Academy of Light training ground and is expected to sell the former Manchester United man, with Fulham one of the clubs interested.
Di Canio has previously been critical of Bardsley after he was pictured in a casino at the end of last season and was ordered to train with the Under-21 side for pre-season.
The defender has been out with a broken foot and has not been involved with the first team or been given a squad number for the new season.
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