Sunderland fan in Denmark tells of Christmas dilemma and 'corona hell'
A Sunderland fan faces a festive headache because of ‘corona hell’
Black Cats supporter Anders Feldt Lindh, 49, has told how the pandemic restrictions look set to leave him with a tough decision to make.
He told the Sunderland Echo: “I am from Denmark, and like most people I am very tired of this corona hell and the way it is affecting me and my family.
“Here in Denmark we are only allowed to be 10 people together at home. That could be a problem for Christmas because we have five kids and four grandchildren.
"So with our oldest children’s boyfriend and girlfriends and my wife’s parents we will be 14 people so we will probably have to ask someone to stay away.”
He said the restrictions also ‘affect the way I follow my beloved Sunderland. I usually go to Sunderland at least one time every year, and I have so many very close friends over there
"In February we had International Fans Day. It was a fantastic few days with fans from all over the world. We were seven guys from Denmark going over.”
Coronavirus restrictions make travelling to Wearside impossible at the moment but Anders added: “To ease the pain of not going, I have a live stream pass for international supporters so I can watch every game in Denmark, but it is not the same as going to my second home Sunderland.
“Hopefully this will soon be over so we can go again and say hello to all our friends and the lads in the Stadium of Light live, and hopefully we can soon have another international fans day.”
“It would be fantastic if we could go to the Roker seaside and hold a meeting with all the fans, but at the moment it sadly looks impossible.”
Anders has previously made the Sunderland Echo headlines when he had a tattoo on his arm.
During a holiday in Bulgaria, he got a tattoo which read: “I may be Danish but I’m Sunderland til I die’.
Anders has been a Black Cat since he was 11 and, when he can, he travels the 1,115 miles from his hometown to the Stadium of Light to watch the team in action.