#CunninghamOut hashtag sweeps social media

Huddersfield Giants Michael Lawrence holds off James Roby
Huddersfield Giants Michael Lawrence holds off James Roby

A hashtag demanding Saints remove head coach Keiron Cunningham is trending on social media in the wake of the club’s disastrous Magic Weekend performance.

Cunningham, widely-regarded as one the finest players ever to pull on the famous Red Vee, has endured a torrid second season at the helm of his hometown club.

Kyle Amor is held up by Huddersfield Giants Oliver Roberts during the Dacia Magic Weekend match at St James' Park

Kyle Amor is held up by Huddersfield Giants Oliver Roberts during the Dacia Magic Weekend match at St James' Park

A series of tepid displays have seen the side slip down the league, suffering six losses along the way.

Sections of the Saints support have called for Cunningham’s removal, with even the normally uber-servile fans’ site Red Vee expressing alarm over the head coach’s performance.

That disquiet spread to social media over the weekend following Saints 48-20 loss to Huddersfield, with the emergence of the hashtag #CunninghamOut

Within hours countless fans were using the hashtag demanding the removal of a man who dedicated his playing career to St Helens.

However, those past glories, and Cunningham’s pivotal role as assistant coach steering Saints to the 2013 Super League, appears to have been forgotten by some, who are now demanding he step aside.

Shaun Dewsbury tweeted: “It’s time to go. #CunninghamOut”, a message that was retweeted by Red Vee.

Calvin Williams added: “What a total embarrassment!!! No desire, no effort, no creativity, no defence! #CunninghamOut.”

Ryan Smith wrote: “Utterly embarrassing sat here, surely this has to be the final straw...Please end this @Saints1890 !!! #cunninghamOut.”

Sheedy’s left peg wrote: “These @Saints1890 players have today shown a massive vote of no confidence in Keiron Cunningham! #CunninghamOut.”

Paul Elly said: “Turned it off, this is diabolical, any other coach would have been sacked by now. #CunninghamOut.”