Gus Poyet found out about his sacking as Brighton boss live on television on Sunday evening while working for the BBC.
Poor Gus Poyet.
That appears to be the general consensus among football fans after the Uruguayan discovered the news he had been sacked as Brighton and Hove Albion manager while working as a pundit during the Confederations Cup for BBC Sport.
"I've still had no communication from the club, no text, no email, I didn't receive anything."
Poyet had earned himself an impressive reputation at the club helping them achieve promotion to the Championship and into the play-off semi-finals this season but fell out with the club's board at the end of the campaign and had been under suspension for more than a month.
The timing of the decision to fire him has been widely criticised, did Brighton consider how tactless their the timing of their announcement would be?
Along with Brighton's big rivals Crystal Palace, there is one set of supporters who were not upset to see Poyet receive his marching orders.
Manchester United fans illustrated that they had not forgiven the Uruguayan for his criticism of Patrice Evra when the defender was racially abused by Luis Suarez.
He said at the time: "I believe Luis Suárez, it's simple, I played football for seven years in Spain and was called everything because I was from South America, and I never went out crying like a baby, like Patrice Evra, saying that someone had said something to me."
So when Poyet was handed the bad news this evening, it's fair to say fans of the Red Devils did not feel sympathy for the manager.
Here is a selection of the Tweets from supporters:
Loving every minute of Poyet sacking. I think it's called karma. A man to support Suarez like he did in the Evra case. Twat #mufc— LittleKev71 (@Littlekev71) June 23, 2013
Poyet has been sacked. Stuck up for Suarez after he racially abused Evra.... I'm not unhappy. #mufc— Chas Rothwell (@Chascharito) June 23, 2013
Poyet called Evra a crybaby for complaining about being racially abused. I hope he takes his sacking graciously & doesn't make a fuss.— Nooruddean (@BeardedGenius) June 23, 2013
A year or so later, Evra is chewing on a toy arm while celebrating winning the PL and Poyet gets sacked live on air. Patience is a virtue.— Alan Tonge (@Alan_Tonge) June 23, 2013
I feel as much sorrow for Poyet as he did for Evra when he was racially abused, none at all. He defended Suarez to the hilt— KEVIN (@crerandlegend) June 23, 2013
Got no sympathy with Poyet. One of Suarez's biggest cheerleaders through the Evra affair.— waz (@wazmcr13) June 23, 2013
Poyet branded Evra a 'cry baby' for being racially absurd. I hope he's sacked daily in perpetuity.— Chris Taylor (@the_itch1980) June 23, 2013
What do you think of the sacking?
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