Paolo Di Canio apologised to Sunderland fans after his team suffered an “unacceptable” 6-1 defeat at Aston Villa last night . dropping the Magpies to fourth bottom of the Premiership.
It was a night of split loyalty. We SHOULD have been shouting for the Mackems - but that doesn't even enter the equasion.
The fact is - if we cannot get OURSELVES out of the shit - we don't deserve to stay up.
No need for help from the Mackems, which obviously we didn't get.
Di Canio was fuming at the meek surrender of a team whose mini-revival came to a shuddering halt thanks to Christian Benteke's hat-trick.
The result leaves Sunderland, like Villa and Newcastle, five points clear of third-bottom Wigan. And Di Canio was not happy.
Paolo Di Canio: "We have to apologise to the supporters.
"You can lose with a big gap but the way it happened was not acceptable.
"It is beautiful to be there with the fans when you win against Newcastle. But you also have to stand in front of them when you lose heavily."
Source: Newcastle United Mad