Sunderland fans are waiting patiently for news of incoming players. They’re linked with Luke Garbutt and Marcus Maddison, with fans eagerly awaiting the tweet that finally confirms new players incoming.
This morning, the club put out not one tweet, but three. Sadly, for Black Cats’ fans at least, the three tweets were all announcing the same thing; the new kit going on sale. It’s an announcement that has caused some to react as well, especially as it has already been unveiled, but is not on general sale.
The situation has caused some fans to scratch their heads a little; tweeting the same thing three times, releasing a kit and not having it on sale, only selling online and not in the club shop; these are not the actions of a professional, well-run club. A handful of fans made sure they made that quite clear as well, with one ‘bemused’ as to how they conduct their business in this way.
The kit will go on sale and if the tweets are anything to go by, it will sell, but supporters are keen to see something else. Another club announcement, confirming a new player or maybe even news of a takeover. After two years of false promises, failed takeovers and third-tier mediocrity, these fans do deserve something they can cling too, even if it is just a shirt they can finally buy and not just look at online.
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Still bemuses me you can launch a kit and not make it available for sale at the same time, missing out on the immediate support you get with the revelation of it….. @richenergyceo
— Chris (@CM2408) August 10, 2020
Right admin we need a bit of that Garbutt Fraser and Maddison please ???
— Liam SAFC?? (@_LiamMc) August 10, 2020
Tweeted this 3 times, one for Fraser, Garbutt and Madison Source: Me
— Ben • SAFC (@SweetLukeOnien) August 10, 2020
Seen three tweets from Sunderland n got excited, realised it was just the same tweet three times ?
— Alfie Dobson (@Alfiedobson16) August 10, 2020
Want it but I’m guessing it’s gonna be extortionate with the training gear being 50 odd quid like
— Connor Smith (@ConnorSAFC1994) August 10, 2020
Ha'way man… I've got a giro burning a hole in my shell suit here!
— Graeme Murphy (@Graeme_Murphy) August 10, 2020
So we have to sit and refresh all day?? Would be nice for the club to actually state a time and stick to it
— Mr Bret Gibbs (@ichemeler) August 10, 2020
Taking the piss now lads. Sort it out.
— midnightsocial (@MaskCrimson) August 10, 2020