Sunderland supporters have given their views on the proposed protests this weekend.
Sunderland fans have taken to Twitter in order to react to the planned protests that are set to take place this weekend.
The protests have been in place for a few weeks now, with hundreds of supporters planning on letting their voices be heard ahead of Sunderland’s visit to Ashton Gate to take on high-flyers Bristol City.
While it is not exactly a game they are expected to get much out of, frustrations will likely be at an all-time high from some supporters who seemingly just want to focus on their goal of remaining in the Championship.
For now, though, these distractions will continue to add to the mountain of growing problems at the club as they enter a crucial three months in the relegation battle.
Despite the likes of Chris Coleman insisting on fans just getting behind the team, there seems to be no stopping the disgruntled supporters who have been scorned one too many times by the North East club.
A few fan favourites such as Kevin Phillips have weighed in on the issues surrounding the Stadium of Light. However, at this stage, it appears as if the divide up in Sunderland is only going to get bigger before it gets smaller.
Because of this, we decided to take a look at some of the best reactions throughout the last few days on Twitter.
It's pointless protesting or even planning protests at #SAFC if you ask me. Protests mean getting your point across by shouting and having a loud opinion. Last time I did that at the match the happy clappers weren't happy, yet they're the ones seemingly hugely in favour of it.— Steven Lorraine (@steven_safc89) February 8, 2018
Great article! Negative protests achieve nothing. Short wants out anyway. Get fans back to the ground, back CC and the lads, get some positivity and heart back in the SOL! #safc https://t.co/bGXnPgEOid— Taj (@tajs_craic) February 8, 2018
Just catching up on this article. I am 100% in favour of protests. However the only way they can be successfully organised is if fan groups such as roker report get together and organise something. It's the only way to get the word out to enough people Imo #safc https://t.co/2x5l5SUS14— Michael Smith (@mgsmith95) February 6, 2018
Paul who rang total sport after the game on Saturday, was absolutely spot on. His frustration, his hope that we get an owner who will actually invest/care. I have no idea how to properly organise protests, but we need to do something. Don't know what, but something #SAFC— Michael Bowers (@MichaelBowers15) February 6, 2018
All this talk about protests at #safc people saying we should get behind the team. Let’s do both protest before the game at half time and afterwards. During 90 minutes give our full support to the lads on the pitch— Si Atica (@AticaSi) February 5, 2018
A lot of people, wanting protests after today, but what will they accomplish. Do you really think Eliis Short will leave the club if we all protest in the ground. We've already paid the money to get in. Protesting will do nowt, us as fans can do nowt but back the lads. #safc— Jordan Ramsey (@RamseySAFC) February 3, 2018
disagree entirely. apathy and accute failure are rife at our club with it set to worsen unless action is taken. Fans need to uprise and take on an owner who has abandoned us. Drive him out! Protests are long overdue. #SAFC— Sceptical Joe (@JoeSceptical) February 9, 2018