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Sunderland priest sports red-and-white dog collar as he prays for the Lads

Rev Chris Howson the Sunderland University Chaplain is praying for the Lads tonight.

Rev Chris Howson the Sunderland University Chaplain is praying for the Lads tonight.

LET us pray .... then watch the lads play.

Sunderland Minster vicar and Black Cats fan, Reverend Chris Howson, said his prayers will be with the players tonight as they bid to overcome Man United and reach the final of the Capital One Cup.

Rev Howson will be sporting a home-made red and white dog collar and SAFC shirt to watch the second leg at Old Trafford.

“It’s not really allowed to pray for them to win – but my prayers will be with the team,” he said.

The priest, whose wife is Uruguayan, the same nationality as head SAFC coach Gus Poyet, will also be drinking a traditional South American tipple – maté, a type of tea – during the game.

“We put Poyet’s strength of character down to him drinking it,” said Rev Howson.

“Since he arrived, we have been in with a good chance of winning the cup.”

 

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