'It's the hope that kills you' - Sunderland fans react with club facing another season in League One

Sunderland are facing another season in League One after they lost their play-off semi-final 3-2 to Lincoln City after a thrilling second leg.

Saturday, 22nd May 2021, 5:39 pm

Sunderland totally dominated the first half, goals from Ross Stewart and Charlie Wyke putting the Black Cats 2-0 ahead at the break, with the aggregate score level at 2-2 but a disappointing second half saw Lincoln through.

Fans have reacted strongly to the play-off exit with the club now facing a fourth season in League One.

This is the best of the fan reaction from social media:

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Sunderland striker Ross Stewart goes down inside the penalty area.

Davey_Neash @Davey_neash: “And then normal service resumed! Ah well, next season! #SAFC”

Jim Wright @CramJim tweeted: “Gutted #SAFC beaten this afternoon, was so looking forward to another Wembley defeat!”

Chris Hughes @chrishughes_22 added: “Proud of everyone of them today. Couldn’t ask for more. This isn’t new to us, this is Sunderland. It’s part of the ingredients that goes with this club. Grant brushing the turf to his dads ashes as he walked off got me. Sunderland till we die. #SAFC”

Josh Bunting @Buntingfootball tweeted: “Fourth successive season in League One isn't good enough but I'm more positive about this summer with the new owners the money is available. Expect a big clear out with contracts expiring. I still 100% think Lee Johnson is the right man for this job #SAFC”

Daz @darrenord tweeted: “Good first half performance, typical second half performance. We don’t deserve to go up anyway. Here’s to another year in this tin-pot league with referees worse than at schoolboy level. I’ll still be there though #SAFC”

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