‘Never put a foot wrong’ – Many Sunderland fans react to latest player departure

Sunderland announced that defender Tommy Smith has left the club following the expiry of his short-term deal.

He joined the Wearsiders in February, having spent much of his career with Ipswich Town. His last regular football came in the colours of MLS side Colorado Rapids, before the move to the Stadium of Light. Sadly, he didn’t get to show what he could do in red and white; the season was curtailed just a few weeks after signing without the New Zealand international making a single appearance.

“Everyone at SAFC would like to wish Tommy the very best for the future,” the club statement read as Smith departed. His short stint contained no minutes and left some Sunderland fans scratching their heads as he departed.

His departure might interest Portsmouth, who were looking to securing his signature prior to him leaving the MLS, but then again with the current crisis, things may have changed dramatically.

Twitter was awash with amusing comments about the defender, who has also played for Stevenage, Brentford and Colchester in his career. Some are not entirely sure who he is, whilst others have commented it must have been the easiest short-term contract any player has ever been on, getting paid to watch television.

Here are the best of their thoughts from social media.


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