Taylor chants blasted
Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has hit out at Black Cats fans who subjected Newcastle's Steven Taylor to 'death chants'.
The Newcastle defender has fanned the flames before the Tyne-Wear derby by claiming none of the Sunderland players would make it into the Newcastle starting XI and he also claimed he would rather collect stamps than play for the Black Cats.
It was no great surprise then that Taylor was subjected to a torrent of abuse from the home fans, as he prepared to come on on Sunday with Sunderland fans chanting 'we wish you were dead'.
Taylor laughed off the jibes but O'Neill said he was disappointed, he said: "Steven Taylor, we wish you were dead" chant after the game.
"If that's what they are singing then that would be poor, and it would be in very poor taste.
"I would be disappointed with that."