Not much to laugh about on Wearside at the moment and the pressure of it all is certainly getting to David Moyes.

Defeat at Watford on Saturday means that the Mackems have only one win in their last 14 games, a run going back four months.

Rock bottom of the Premier League and eight points off safety, how could it get any worse.

Well…it has now emerged that after Sunderland’s last home match against Burnley, David Moyes embarrassed himself and his adopted club even further.

The Mail have revealed that after post-match interview with a female journalist, he then threatened her after the cameras were turned off.

However, the clueless Sunderland boss wasn’t to know that somebody had their phone still running and his cowardly threats were recorded.

The game at the Stadium of Light saw the club’s owner Ellis Short make a rare appearance and the BBC’s Vicki Sparks quite rightly asked David Moyes whether he felt under extra pressure with his boss watching.

Deflecting the question on camera, David Moyes waited until he thought he was safe and then told Vicki Sparks:

“It was getting a wee bit naughty at the end there so just watch yourself.

“You still might get a slap even though you’re a woman.

“Careful the next time you come in.”

David Moyes has since apologised but what else could he do?

It was recently made clear to Sunderland fans that the club intends to keep the Manager even if/when they get relegated.

It could be great fun to watch Moyes’ reaction when they end up struggling in the second tier, with best player/top scorer Jermain Defoe able to leave for nothing due to his relegation clause, and no Moussa Sissokos to sell and raise cash for players to replace the has-beens/never-beens that David Moyes and his predecessors have accumulated at Sunderland.

  • Tony Mann

    Nothing to do with NUFC – shouldn’t be on this website.

    • Geordiegiants

      I disagree, Scumderland are a massive part of being a Newcastle fan.

      • degs01

        Sunderland are not a massive part of anything!

  • Mayor Vaughn

    What an incredibly hard man.

  • Jimblag23

    I would say that is far more of an offence than the Jonjo incident.

  • Polarboy

    Perfect fit for the Mackems, they’ll likely all be confused as to what he did wrong ; )

  • MadMag83

    Don’t ban him please, he’s doing a fantastic job!

  • Hughie_Gallacher

    My judgement of this depends on the tone of voice used by Moyes. If it was threatening then he’s the one who deserves the slap. Is it possible, though, it was all said tongue-in-cheek?

    • Simon Cochrane

      I just watched the footage on you tube and it sounded pretty tongue in cheek to be fair, The lass could even be heard laughing. Having said that its still not something he should have joked about.

      • Jimblag23

        Yeah I’d agree after listening to it, he sounds really friendly and they’re laughing.
        But yeah, not really the best thing to be saying but certainly looks much worse on paper.

  • Damon Horner

    Believe me I love to see them under pressure and getting stick but would this even be news if it was a male reporter?

  • degs01

    Another example of media making something from nothing to fill space/obtain revenue

  • Geordiegiants

    Ridiculous, this sort of thing is the reason Brexit happened and The Don is president. People are sick and tired of this sort of PC. The world has gone mad. It was blatant tongue in cheek sort of stuff, and the reporter isn’t the one that complained.

    • steve

      Agreed, it’s a disgrace that this is even a story, “you’ll get a slap” is standard friendly Glasgow vernacular when someone is winding you up. The reporter didn’t feel threatened or offended so why should anyone else.

      • Geordiegiants

        It’s friendly banter, he must of felt comfortable enough, knowing full well if it was out of order, that this sort of thing would happen. Society as a whole is littered with isms, and there isn’t a single person out there that doesn’t have some sort of banter about sensitive matters. It’s beyond a joke these days.

  • Stephen

    I’m disappointed to see The Mag joining in this witch-hunt.

    You might consider them distasteful, but Moyes’ comments were clearly a joke, though you will search in vain for any acknowledgement of this in the article or the hysterical headline. Instead, the idea that the pressure of looming relegation has turned Moyes into a violent nutcase is dishonestly and maliciously promoted.

  • East Durham Mag

    What a load of rubbish. This is the loony left at its very worst. The Mag has let itself down even giving this witch hunt any credence. The BBC is pathetic.

    • 1957

      The BBC and the reporter don’t seem to have a problem with it and neither has complained, from what I’ve read its the shadow sports minister who ‘reported it to the FA’ and asked them to take action.

      • East Durham Mag

        Perhaps Dr Khan should get the tea made and keep her nose out of football lol. A PC idiot.

  • Kev Connolly

    It was said as a joke. As long as the girl perceived it as that then this is a non-story. It’s been slanted here to make him look like a bully. Mourinho’s treatment of reporters is much worse.