Disgraceful....going down...Short has lot to answer for. Sunderland fans react on Twitter to Burnley hammering

Andre Gray scores for Burnley

Andre Gray scores for Burnley

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Angry Sunderland fans slammed the club, manager and owner after their mauling at the hands of Burnley today.

The Black Cats slumped to a 4-1 defeat to ensure they end 2016 in the Premier League's relegation zone.

Jermain Defoe's goal was of little consolation to the travelling Sunderland supporters as Andre Gray's quickfire hat-trick and an Ashley Barnes penalty condemned them to defeat.

And many fans took to Twitter to voice their displeasure at the result and performance. Here's a selection of their comments:

@the_rope_again: #SAFC should dismiss #Moyes without delay. And appoint ANYONE who's done his badges, including Billy doon the lonnen.

@Jaf_Safc: Years of mismanagement coming to the fore. Mr. Short has a lot to answer for #SAFC

@NeilWakelam: This disgraceful. You've got to be going to Burnley & at least fight to try & get a point. We may aswell have just given them the win #safc

@Craigb2312: Haven't seen a poorer performance than this in recent years like. Got relegation written all owa #SAFC

‏@MFos2: To be getting beat off Swansea 3-0, and Burnley by however many we lose by, is absolutely disgraceful. Deserve to go down. #SAFC

@WilliamsonsDC: Well, that's it.. No way we will stay up this season.. Coming to terms with it now. Will make it easier when it happens. #safc

@Parkersafc: If I was Moyes I'd resign. He can blame it on Short and lack of investment and his reputation doesn't suffer more damage #safc

@NDJ0602: Januzaj one of our only bright sparks today.

@MickyJSafc: sick of relying on other teams for us to have a fighting chance, 10 seasons in the league and nothing has ever changed. Why do we bother?