Indeed, the Saints left Sunderland with a 1-0 win after M'Vila gave away a second-half spot-kick and Hutchison vented his frustration on social media.
According to the former midfielder, M'Vila is 'braindead,' with the 25-year-old's challenge deemed by most as unnecessary to hand Southampton the crucial advantage.
And Hutchison wasn't the only pundit and former midfielder to criticise the Sunderland man.
He said: "Daft of M'Vila to slide in, but I don't think there was contact. I have seen those given though, and Sunderland can't have a complaint."
The Black Cats' woeful season continues, then, with their only ray of hope being a 3-0 derby win over Newcastle United, something fans are now used to.
As for Sam Allardyce, his personal record is just four wins in 24 Premier League games. This was a narrow defeat to a good Southampton side, a source of encouragement for Sunderland supporters. Ultimately, however, it means nothing without points.