Originally Posted by Bjorklund1985
I have thought about this again and again like all of us and there is no way I can accept what Bent regarding this transfer request.
Threads such as ''If you were offered a job for much more money would you take it?'' etc are just clutching at straws attempts to defend Bent.
I am very happy with what Bent did for us last year and believed all of his love for the club was real till the transfer request.
Bent potentially could have been a legend to Sunderland fans for years to come, now he will be remembered as somebody who came and did a great job whilst getting paid to do so but left for more money, not for champions league football etc.
The only reason I would have accepted for Bent leaving is if it was family reasons and he came out and said so straight away.
In my opinion you cant defend him - we gave him his career back we got him back in the england squad and he made a massive effort to come here in the first place! and now he wants to leave shocking!!
he has treated us like shit! he owes us everything!
however there is no way he is worth 18-24 million we would have been stupid to reject
there is one word for bent and that is TRAITOR but let him go lets hope villa get relegated then he will be playing in the championship and then we can all laugh at him !!!!