Asamoah Gyan gets Sunderland ready for red nose day

Asamoah Gyan gets into the red nose spirit.
Asamoah Gyan gets into the red nose spirit.
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BLACK Cats stars are turning red by pitching in to help kick off Comic Relief.

Sunderland AFC’s players have thrown their support behind this year’s charity extravaganza by wearing their Red Noses at the club’s training ground.

The Black Cats stars have given their backing to the annual event, which helps young people across the UK facing issues such as violence and mental health.

It also supports projects across Africa, helping to improve health and education.

Ghanaian striker Asamoah Gyan led the chorus among his team-mates and “busted out” his dance moves while wearing his Red Nose.

Gyan said: “I knew all about Red Nose and Comic Relief even before coming to England because of all the great work the fund-raising does in Ghana and Africa. I have seen first hand the difference that the money can make to people’s lives and it’s great to be able to help.

“People at the Club are doing something for money so I had better get my joke book out and entertain my team-mates”

Sunderland’s team bus will also sport a large red nose for its trip to Arsenal’s Emirates stadium this weekend.

This year’s Comic Relief takes place on Friday, March 18, with a comedy packed evening on BBC TV as well as fundraising stories and details on how the public can get involved to support people across the UK and Africa.

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