Sunderland sorry for Newcastle rebrand at Stadium of Light before FA Cup derby

04 January 2024 20:54
Club apologise for decking suite in black and white for away fans‘We are United’ and ‘Cheer up Peter Reid’ banners put up in barSunderland have apologised to their supporters after an ostensibly friendly, yet incredibly naive, gesture on the part of club officials before Saturday’s Tyne-Wear derby against Newcastle at the Stadium of Light backfired spectacularly.Around 700 of the 6,000 strong contingent of travelling supporters have paid £600 a head to purchase special hospitality tickets in the Black Cats suite which comes equipped with a bar. In an attempt to welcome them – or possibly reduce the prospect of any vandalism – the normally red and white themed suite was specially redecorated with black and white banners and signage emblazoned with slogans including “We are United”. Bizarrely, “Cheer up Peter Reid” a reference to the Newcastle fans once favourite ditty about the former Sunderland manager, also featured. Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian