It’s quite a long time since being a Sunderland fan was any fun.
And after the Black Cats’ relegation to the Championship was confirmed over the weekend, one supporter set out to prove just how unusual life at the Stadium of Light has been over the years.
Twitter user @hmclandress promised he would tweet out one “ridiculous thing from Sunderland AFC’s recent history” for every like he received.
And as the likes started to rack up, he had no shortage of material to choose from, starting with a classic sacking from the 90s.
And the epic thread that followed included moments from the mundane to the ridiculous – all of which the club would probably rather forget.
But surely the jewel in the crown is this one.
Sunderland will be replaced in the Premier League next season by local rivals Newcastle, who themselves have had their fair share of unconventional mishaps.
And one Newcastle fan was inspired by the Sunderland fan to make one of his own.
1 like = 1 ridiculous thing from Newcastle United's recent history.— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) May 1, 2017
He’s made a pretty good start…
Shola Ameobi being asked what his teammates call him and replying "Shola" then being asked what Sir Bobby calls him and saying "Carl Cort".— Jonny Sharples (@JonnyGabriel) May 1, 2017
So Leeds, Blackburn, Nottingham Forest fans… over to you.