Don Hutchison slams braindead M'Vila on Twitter, Jenas calls him daft

Yann M'Vila

The former Sunderland midfielder reacted to the 25-year-old's performance v Southampton.

Don Hutchison was left unimpressed by Sunderland midfielder Yann M'Vila on Saturday afternoon, after he gave away the decisive penalty against Southampton at the Stadium of Light.

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.

Jermaine Jenas told BBC Football that, despite there not being any contact, M'Vila was 'daft' to slide in - and that Sunderland can't have any complaints.

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.

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