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Letter of the week: 'I'm a Newcastle fan and even I want Sunderland to bounce back'

Sunderland fans console each other after their relegation to League One was confirmed.
Sunderland fans console each other after their relegation to League One was confirmed.

I just felt I had to write about Sunderland Football Club. I’m really sad to see where they are now.

I hope and pray they bounce back to where they belong.

Even though I’m a ‘black ‘n’ whiter’ it’s no difference to me. I have a lot of friends from Sunderland.

Yes, I know the banter, but fair’s fair.

My friend Bruce, who I went to school with in a tough part of the west end of Newcastle was a lifelong Sunderland supporter.

I asked him one day about it and he said my grandad came from Seaham Harbour and he took Bruce to all the games at Roker Park when he was a kid. We worked together and played together, him in red and white and me in black and white.

Just hope Sunderland pull through this.

Good luck to all of you Sunderland Fans.

Keith Phelan,

Hebburn.

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