Defoe, Khazri, Kirchhoff? Sunderland AFC fans vote for player to be featured on giant flag

Who is your pick to be featured on the giant flag?

Who is your pick to be featured on the giant flag?

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Sunderland AFC supporters are being given the chance to vote for the player they'd like to see featured on a giant new flag at the Stadium of Light.

Fans on Facebook will choose who will feature on the giant crowd-surfer flag, which will be unveiled at Sunderland's first home game of the new season, against Middlesbrough on August 21.

The choice is between Jermain Defoe, Lamine Kone, Jan Kirchhoff, Wahbi Khazri and Patrick van Aanholt.

Those who 'like' the club's official Facebook page need to 'like' a picture of their favourite player before 12pm on Tuesday.

The flag has been gifted to the fans by the club's main sponsor, Dafabet, after a new three-year deal was announced with the leading eGaming operator.

It will be handed to supporters' group Ha'way the Flags, and will be used at the Stadium of Light on matchdays.

At present, Khazri looks likely to be the player featured on the flag, with 1,500 more votes than second-placed Defoe.

To cast your vote, visit https://www.facebook.com/sunderlandafc/posts/1343655365648581