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Sunderland are still copping flak from Newcastle United supporters one week on from the Tyne-Wear derby

Newcastle United supporters are in hysterics after Sunderland were made to look foolish almost a week on from the Tyne-Wear derby.

Six days after the contest, salt continues to be poured into the wounds of Black Cats fans. Sunderland were humbled nationally in the build-up for redecorating their hospitality bar with black and white Newcastle memorabilia.

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On the pitch, it got worse as the Magpies coasted to a comfortable 3-0 win - their first victory over Sunderland for almost 13 years. The banter between fans had just begun to subside when a pre-game social media post resurfaced.

On X, formerly Twitter, “community notes” are a recent feature which allows users to verify or add context to a post. This is to stop the spread of misinformation and keep those on the platform better informed.

However, one Sunderland fan fell victim to the moderation system in humiliating fashion. An account called @James986_ predicted before the game that Sunderland winger Jack Clarke was going to “rip Kieran Trippier a new one” in the derby.

Given the Newcastle man barely gave him a kick, it is safe to suggest this Black Cats fan does not possess clairvoyant abilities. To make matters worse, the social media app corrected the user for their mistake - sending Toon supporters into bursts of laughter.

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One response read: “Excellent, excellent work community notes, just excellent.” Another joked they were “in tears” after reading the post one week later with the updated community note.

Other responses included “aged like milk” while one joked to X, formerly Twitter, that the note was “helpful” in response to the automated question once viewing the post.

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