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The Sun Newspaper Retaliate To Sunderland Press Ban By Referring To Club As ‘Derland’

By Chris Wright


Having leaked Sunderland’s starting line-up player-for-player well ahead of their game against Liverpool last week, Black Cats boss Gus Poyet suspected foul play and subsequently saw that The Sun newspaper be banned from attending his press conferences and from the club in general for the rest of the season.

The tabloid have duly retaliated in the only way becoming of such a┬ábastion of journalistic integrity; by actively dropping the word “Sun” from the club’s name in their match reports – merely referring to Poyet’s side as “Derland” in their preview for last night’s game against West Ham.


Of course, this kind of quibbling is hardly uncharted territory for The Sun, who infamously refused to refer to Southampton as a generic “South Coast Club” for several months after finding their photographers exiled from The Saints’ games and press engagements in 2010.

(Image: @James_Truscott)

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By Chris on April 1st, 2014 in Media, Newsnow, Sunderland. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

5 Responses to “The Sun Newspaper Retaliate To Sunderland Press Ban By Referring To Club As ‘Derland’”

  1. Chris H says:

    Given the way that comic has acted over the years I am surprised they have ANY access at all to any club anywhere.

  2. Miichael says:

    The sun is the PES of newspapers

  3. Shaun Simmonds says:


  4. neil says:

    No one should read the sun, garbage.

  5. Steven Blease says:

    Childish bastards.

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