As the Black Cats sank without trace, gloating fans chanted: â€śPaolo Di Canio, weâ€™re taking the p***.â€ť
But Di Canio insisted that was the least of his problems as his side were plunged back into the relegation mix.
He said: â€śI donâ€™t mind what they sang. That wasnâ€™t an issue for me.
â€śThey just added another 2,000 bad words to the millions I have received in my career.
â€śItâ€™s not a problem, the real problem is when my team perform in this way.
â€śWe have to play our next game against Stoke as if itâ€™s our last game of the season. We must not think there are still three games to go and we only need three points.
â€śRight now points are like food to us and we need another three points to stay alive.â€ť