Sunderland Forced To Cancel Tickets For Final Game Of Season After Newcastle Fans Buy Them
It looks like Chris Coleman's Sunderland side will be playing League One football next season after one of the worst campaigns in the club's 139 history.
The club face Burton Albion on Saturday afternoon and if the club drop points or if other results go against them, their relegation will be confirmed with two fixtures remaining.
One of those fixtures will be their season finale against Wolverhampton Wanderers on April 6 and ahead of the game, Sunderland have been forced to cancel a number of tickets in the away end.
Why? because they fell into the hands of Newcastle supporters, who clearly want to witness their local rivals suffer.
When you thought things couldn't get any worse, this happens.
Sunderland have cancelled a number of tickets in the away end for their final game of the season against Wolves after information suggested they had fallen into the hands of Newcastle supporters.- Keith Downie (@SkySports_Keith) April 18, 2018
Sunderland have not had a successful season - quite the opposite, in fact. After crashing out of the Premier League following what seemed like an eternity of clinging on they now find themselves teetering on the brink of a second relegation in as many years.
What makes matters worse is that a documentary crew have been following them around all through 2017/18 catching every tiny moment in what could go down as one of the North East club's worst ever campaigns.
The programme - presumably some sort of tragic comedy series - will be broadcast on Netflix this summer.
The 2017/18 season saw Sunderland facing life in England's second tier of football for the first time in a decade, and things did not improve from there.
The best players left the club, several players on huge wages stuck around to sap them dry, a manager has lost his job, and the owner - American Ellis Short - has dramatically reined in spending.
That's before we get to the fact that a young fan was accused of taking a shit in one of the seats back in December.
Whether he did or not is unclear, and it's unlikely to be in the show, but it promises to be quite the story nonetheless.
Can this season get any worse for Sunderland and their fans?