Sunderland fund for Newcastle fans killed in MH17 air crash tops £18,000

A Sunderland shirt is laid at a shrine at St James's Park in memory of the two fans that died.

A Sunderland shirt is laid at a shrine at St James's Park in memory of the two fans that died.

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A FUND set up by a Sunderland fan in honour of the two Newcastle United has now topped £18,000.

Gary Ferguson set up an online fundraising site with the aim of raising £100 for a floral tribute to John Alder, 68, and Liam Sweeney, 23, who were on board Flight MH17 shot down over the Ukraine on Thursday.

Sunderland fans have since donated in their hundreds, despite the bitter rivalry between the Tyne and Wear clubs.

 

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