Former Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer has suggested to a Sunderland fan on social networking site Twitter that the Black Cats will get relegated from the Premier League at the end of the season.
Sunderland are second from bottom in the Premier League table at the moment with just 12 points from 18 matches.
The Black Cats are five points behind 17th-placed Norwich City and are in real danger of going down to the Championship.
Sam Allardyce’s side have lost their last four Premier League games, the latest of which came on Boxing Day.
Sunderland were blown away 4-1 by Manchester City away from home at the Etihad Stadium.
Newcastle are not doing much better, as the Magpies are currently third from bottom in the standings with 17 points from 18 games.
Steve McClaren’s side suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to Everton at St. James’ Park in the Premier League on Saturday evening.