'Worst ref I’ve seen' - Sunderland are all saying the same thing following Charlton loss in League One

Black Cats supporters have been quick to react to the result against Charlton Athletic in League One.

Sunday, 24th October 2021, 7:31 pm
Sunderland in action against Charlton

Lee Johnson named an unchanged starting XI with Corry Evans, Lynden Gooch and Frederik Alves returning to Sunderland’s bench following injury.

A tight first half ended goalless after the Black Cats began to get a foothold in the game towards the last 10 minutes of the opening period.

Sunderland’s best chance came through a Ross Stewart volley which was saved by Charlton goalkeeper Craig MacGillvray.

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Charlton took the lead in the second half through Jayden Stockley.

Following that, Ross Stewart’s shot looked to be blocked by a Charlton hand but nothing was given by the referee.

Here, though, we take a look at what Sunderland fans are saying on social media following the game.

Scroll down to see how YOU reacted on Twitter:

@M_Keeling: “This referee. Absolutely appalling. The worst I have ever seen. Mind, we were appalling. All over the pitch.”

@AbsGlasper: “Sunderland losing at home after winning 4 nil away earlier this week is the story of our club.”

@JG197564: “This is saying something but that is the worst ref I’ve seen up here in 20 years. Manager too slow to change it and we never got to grips with Stockley aerially. Too many not at it!.”

@Lewis_h__: “Like O’Nien is not a footballer, but you’re not allowed to say that on here.”

@JRGreen99: “Poor - move on. Plenty of points to play for lads.”

@iIIusionsKzz: “If you want to win the league, you can’t lose to the 3rd worst team in the league at home.”

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