Sunderland fans were left disappointed once again after their team failed to win against Gillingham. Phil Parkinson’s side lost 1-0 (BBC), but perhaps the most disappointing part of the match was what transpired after.
Aiden McGeady and Chris Maguire were both spotted eating fast food at a burger restaurant, as relayed by Roker Report on Twitter. It puts the club’s drop from the Premier League into even more context. Fans were concerned with the duo’s dedication to the team. They believe that they are having a negative impact on other players, with some fans calling for them to leave in January.
And we wonder why they all look over weight
— Rhys William (@lincolnSAFC) December 8, 2019
the problem being maguire looks like he has a cheat day everyday
— deano73 (@deano733) December 8, 2019
People don’t realise the impact that these 2 have on the team
— OneSheetDoesPlenty (@DoesSheet) December 8, 2019
Not worried about food , but Divisions in the camp . Players seem to stick with the same group .sunderland need togetherness on and off the field . Strange people are more worried about food.
— davey1234 (@HEATHBEDWORTH) December 8, 2019
Both going in January I’ve heard
— Ryan (@LordPidge) December 8, 2019
Are you more concerned about the diet or division of the players at Sunderland?
When one fan asked if the picture was taken after the game, another suggested that it was taken at halftime. Their performances were that bad.
— Jon Place (@JonathanPlace1) December 8, 2019
What do we think?
With the players clearly not living an elite athlete’s lifestyle, perhaps the blame being thrown at Parkinson is misguided. If the players themselves aren’t willing to do everything they can to make sure they are match ready, then why should they be left off the hook?