Sunderland suspend Bardsley after mocking team’s defeat to Fulham 8 years ago

Sunderland suspend Bardsley after mocking team’s defeat to Fulham

Whatever slim chance Phil Bardsley had of playing for Sunderland again under Paolo Di Canio looks to be gone after the club suspended the defender for mocking the club’s defeat to Fulham.

The former Manchester United player wasn’t exactly flavour of the month on Wearside following his controversial Tweet at the end of last season where Bardsley appeared surrounded by £50 notes after a visit to a casino. Di Canio responded by leaving him out of the final game of the season and his future appeared bleak when he was not part of the official squad list for this season.


Now the writing would appear to be written on the wall after this latest incident after the home defeat to Fulham at the Stadium of Light.

The incident appears to surround a response from Bardsley to a picture posted by defender Scott Harrison on social networking site Instagram of the tunnel area at the end of Saturday’s 1-0 loss to the Cottagers at the Stadium of Light.

In a comment that has since been deleted from his wn account, Bardsley responded to the picture with ’Great opening day. Hahahhahahahahahhaha!!!’, which received a huge amount of criticism from Sunderland supporters.

Unless Di Canio gets the sack anytime soon, it is unlikely we will see the Scottish international in a Sunderland jersey again.