Why I am a Sunderland AFC absentee supporter

When Bob Murray announced the name of the new stadium I was gobsmacked.

Tuesday, 16th April 2019, 15:07 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th April 2019, 15:19 pm

How could he give those up the road the opportunity for derision? Mind you, 2017 and 2018 would give them justification.

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For many years at Roker Park the team ran onto the pitch to the rousing tune of the Z-Cars theme, which always got the crowd warmed up, but in his wisdom Murray foisted a dreadful dirge onto us. This, combined with my aversion to sitting in a stadium to watch the game has made me an absentee supporter, and I look forward to the time when the decision for all-seater stadia is rescinded.

J Jones