'We're going to have 12 games in hand...': Sunderland fans express concern following Accrington Stanley postponement

Sunderland have postponed their upcoming League One game with Accrington Stanley – meaning Black Cats fans will need to wait a little while longer to see their team return to action.

Sunday, 27th December 2020, 11:52 am
Sunderland's upcoming League One match with Accrington Stanley is off. (Photo by Mark Fletcher/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The COVID-19 outbreak at the Academy of Light continues to have an impact, with the club citing the ‘health and wellbeing of all effected’ as the reason for its fourth postponement in a row.

And while fans expressed concern over the backlog of fixtures Sunderland are now facing, there is a strong understanding that it simply can’t be helped.

Here is just some of the reaction from social media:

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@mackem49000: It is what it is unfortunately.. I wish everyone connected with Sunderland AFC a speedy recovery.

@ben3373: Understandable but kills me not having it to look forward to.

@davis0688: Understandable. Annoying and another blow to a very difficult season, but it is the correct decision.

@harrydays4: We’re going to have 12 games in hand and lose them all aren’t we.

@Collings1995: 5 games in hand now…

@DavidHindmarsh7: Just cancel the league @EFL.

@PlannerMarj: This season is going to be a write off sadly.

@ConnorGardner: Obviously gutting is not playing but players health has to be at the forefront.

@MarkaMackem: Think it’s about time we just cancelled the full league season till this pandemic is over and put lives before money.

@Sunder_LAD: Looks like we’ve played our last match of 2020.

@zoe_louisesafc: 26 games in hand incoming, then for the we’ve got games in hand people to jump on the bandwagon.