Sunderland fans discover ex-manager Michael Beale burner account on Twitter/X after he’s fired

Sunderland fans discover ex-manager Michael Beale burner account on Twitter/X after he’s fired

In under a day after Sunderland officially dismissed Michael Beale on Monday, a contentious assertion has surfaced with his burner account found on Twitter/X

Beale’s removal from his position came in the wake of the Black Cats’ 2-1 loss to Birmingham City, led by former Sunderland manager Tony Mowbray. This defeat places Sunderland four points adrift from the play-offs, currently positioned in 10th place.

Sunderland fans discover ex-manager Michael Beale burner account on Twitter/X after he’s fired by the club

The former manager of the Rangers, who held the position for just 12 games, is now set to be replaced by Mike Dodds. Dodds will assume an interim role until the conclusion of the season.

Despite facing controversies, ranging from being perceived as unpopular due to his southern accent to declining a handshake with Trai Hume on Saturday, Beale’s managerial stint has taken another unexpected turn.

Is ‘Player__ID’ Really Michael Beale’s Account? 

Sunderland fans have uncovered what they believe to be an anonymous account, possibly controlled by the 43-year-old Beale. The What the Falk podcast, through the Second Tier Pod, revealed a series of posts associated with an account named “Player__ID.”

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This account consistently defended Beale in discussions with Sunderland supporters. Notably, a fan claims to have stumbled upon a tweet from 2017 urging X users to follow the account, described as the new business venture of Beale himself.

In a subsequent post, the account shared a retweet from a Coventry fan characterizing Sunderland fans as “toxic.” The tweet posed the question: “If SAFC dismisses Beale, who in their right mind would desire that position?

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“Owners unwilling to support a manager in the transfer market and a fan base deemed toxic, ready to vehemently criticize and demand removal after just two losses. The sense of entitlement is remarkably high.”

The thread went on to include a screenshot from Beale’s LinkedIn profile along with tweets defending his tenure as the Rangers boss.

A new development in the ongoing tweet saga unfolded as the Second Tier Pod posted yet another screenshot of the deactivated “Player ID” account, declaring, “Ladies and gentlemen… we got him.”

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The account’s bio indicated its affiliation with a development program for players and coaches, serving as the home for the Player ID podcasts hosted by @michaelbeale.

Notably, Michael Beale’s personal account also appears to have been deleted. This unexpected twist adds another layer of intrigue to the unfolding story.

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