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Sunderland: Fans react negatively to Jim Rodwell’s comments regarding player contracts

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Sunderland-focused journalist James Hunter recently posted a tweet that includes a link to an article from Chronicle Live which shares some recent comments from Black Cats chief executive Jim Rodwell who has been discussing player contracts.

This article shares that although many players’ contracts are currently set to expire at the end of June, Rodwell, who is in favour of resuming the 2019/20 season when possible, has called for lower league players to play on until the end of this season. 

The Black Cats chief goes on to state that new contracts “are going to be like gold dust” in the wake of the current viral outbreak, which forced professional football in England to a halt back in March and has had a significant financial impact on professional football clubs.

Some Sunderland fans have taken exception to Rodwell’s comments about player contracts, with some sharing concern over the future of Sunderland players who are set to see their contracts expire at the end of June. Read the negative responses of some Sunderland fans to this post in the tweets below.

Do these comments make you concerned?

YES

YES

NO

NO

What do we think?

As per Transfermarkt, 10 players who are currently a member of the Black Cats’ squad are set to see their time at the come to an end at the end of June, while three players who are currently on loan at The Stadium of Light are also set to depart from the club at the end of May. 

Considering that Rodwell has claimed that new contracts will be “like gold dust” following this viral outbreak, it may be understandable why some Black Cats fans have shared some concern over the future of some of the players who they could be set to lose.

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