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Wearsiders, Man Utd And Nelson Mandela?
Published : 01 Mar 2013 00:34:58
Sunderland have become the first English football team to set up a partnership with the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
The club announced today that the March 30 fixture against Manchester United has been designated ‘Nelson Mandela Day’ at the Stadium of Light.
Vice chairman, David Miliband: "There is no more iconic figure in the world today than Nelson Mandela.
"His values of equality, justice and reconciliation are the inspiration to millions and this partnership is a wonderful symbol for Sunderland in Africa and a huge honour for our football club.
"As a club which prides itself on its commitment to charitable work, to the community as a whole through our own Foundation of Light, and to the pursuit of excellence in all we do, we see tremendous potential in working with the Nelson Mandela Foundation."