Birthday boy Arthur celebrates being 90 as Sunderland beat Aston Villa

Arthur McGlade celebrates his 90th birthday at the Stadium of Light alongside former SAFC captain Kevin Ball.
Arthur McGlade celebrates his 90th birthday at the Stadium of Light alongside former SAFC captain Kevin Ball.
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Massive Sunderland fan Arthur McGlade enjoyed his 90th birthday at the home of the Black Cats as he watched his team beat Aston Villa 3-1.

Arthur, who has supported the Black Cats since he was 17, was the official match ball sponsor for the game and revelled in an afternoon of hospitality at the Stadium of Light where he was welcomed with a drink on arrival, before rubbing shoulders with Sunderland legends Jimmy Montgomery and Kevin Ball, as well as enjoying a three-course meal with his family in the Montgomery Suite.

The birthday boy was also presented with the match ball, following the man of the match awards after the final whistle, where he received a standing ovation from fellow guests.

Season card holders can also upgrade their usual match seat and enjoy a hospitality package from £60.

Later this month Barclays Premier League new boys AFC Bournemouth visit the Stadium of Light on Saturday, January 23, and in February the Black Cats will welcome both Manchester City, on February 2, and Manchester United on Saturday, February 13.