Steve Bruce says he is having to avoid football phone-ins due to the amount of angry Sunderland fans.
Steve Bruce tunes in to Radio 2 to avoid the abuse he gets on phone-ins from Sunderland fans.
The Stadium of Light boss says he realises why some supporters are frustrated after another Sunderland flop at the weekend, this time against West Bromwich Albion.
But he avoids the insults by listening to his favourite DJs Chris Evans, Ken Bruce and Steve Wright.
Sunderland take on Colchester tonight in the Carling Cup with Bruce giving his team a shake-up and hoping for a good run.
But after a faltering start to the season, he admitted: “The one thing I’ve learned is to keep my car radio constantly tuned to Radio 2. It doesn’t have phone-ins.
“And it’s not a bad choice, you’ve got Chris Evans in the morning, then Ken Bruce, then Steve Wright in the afternoon and drive time and whatever else.
“It never goes to these phone-ins. I did tune in once up here. Someone told me to listen to the Legends show on local radio up here and uh-oh. I didn’t last more than a minute.
“But seriously, I can understand people’s disappointment. I would have been disappointed if I’d paid money to go down on Saturday and watched us play like that.
“I’ve always said that I don’t mind getting beat, as long as you get beat with your boots on. That’s fine.
“But we didn’t do that on Saturday and that alarms me after the first away game of the season.” (Mirror Football)
Sunderland have had an awful start to the season and poor old Steve Bruce seems to be getting the blame. The Sunderland boss is desperate to sign a star forward to partner Darren Bent after the sale of Kenwyne Jones and has apparently had an approach for World Cup star Asamoah Gyan rejected.
Sunderland certainly do need a boost after losing to West Brom at the weekend and perhaps a big signing will get them back on track. Until the club record a Premier League win though, Bruce can expect to be hearing a lot more of Steve Wright in the afternoon.